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Vou IV. 


No. 1. 





Graduation is divorce and dues are alimony 
in the opinion of many alumni— at least a 
certain university has judged so from the 
action of its alumni. Of course graduation is 
not divorce, dues are not alimony. Dues are 
not paid because one has belonged, but because 
one still belongs— dues are a payment made to 
secure membership in a real, live, active, 
organization, the alumni association. 

There are several reasons why dues should 
be paid. Here they are: — 

1. Tuition at M. A. C. was free, or at least 
very low. Dues return this loan in part. 

2. . Many are the benefits received from 
college. Dues express your appreciation. 

3. College loyalty is possessed by all M. A. 
C. alumni. Dues are an an expression of this 

4. Everyone wants to keep in touch with 
college friends— often the best one has — 
and with college doings. Dues bring to you 
the Alumni Bulletin and other publications 
and announcements. 

5. An educated man and a citizen is con- 
cerned with education, especially public for 
which he pays taxes. Dues are an insurance 
premium to protect oneself from becoming 
submerged in private affairs and neglecting 
the larger interests of citizenship. 

6. Citizens of the Commonwealth and nation 
have certain duties and responsibilities, not 
covered by taxes, in the education of the youth 
of the country. Dues fulfill in part these 

7. The Associate Alumni are carrying on a 
work of value to every alumnus, and to the 
college, state, and nation. Dues make this 
work possible. 

8. Loyal M. A. C. alumni are members of 
the Associate Alumni of M. A. C. Dues 
secure this membership. 

Dues are due now for the year 1922-23 


The story of the past year will tell best to 
what use dues are put. Here are some ex- 
tracts from the report of the officers of the 
Associate Alumni. 


The 1921 Semi-Centennial Commencement, 
because of the nature of the Celebration was 
naturally by far the largest Commencement 
ever held. The total alumni registration of 
715 included 40% of the total number of 
graduates of the college. 

World Aggie Night was held, October 22, 
1921, and was generally successful. Alumni 
gatherings were held in twenty-five centers. 
At five of the centers, organized meetings of 
M. A. C. men had never before been held. 
Three new alumni clubs were formed at this 

time. About 700 alumni attended the various 

Mid-winter Alumni Day was celebrated 
February 4, 1922. One hundred and one alumni 
were officially registered as present during the 
day. A very enthusiastic business meeting of 
the association was held in the morning. 


During the year three new clubs have been 
organized:- the Fitchburg, Mass., M. A. C, 
Alumni Club; the Ohio Valley, M. A. C, 
Association; and the M. A. C. Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Fairfield County, Conn. The alumnae 
of the college have completed the organization 
of the Associate Alumnae of M. A. C. There 
are now on record 21 clubs of which all but 
two or three have been active in some way or 
other during the year. 


The publication.of the Alumni Bulletin has 
been continued thruout the year. To make 
this paper more effective an alumni editorial 
committee has been appointed to advise the 
editor and to furnish feature articles and other 
material for publication. 


The final report of the Alumni Committee on 
Course of Study was submitted at the Mid- 
winter Alumni Day meeting of the Associate 
Alumni on February 4, 1922, and at President 
Butterfield's request was presented to the fac- 
ulty of the college on March 17, 1922. The 
report was subsequently printed and mailed to 
all graduates of the college, to former students 
who were members of the Associate Alumni 
or who had returned the Course of Study 
questionnaire, to the faculty and trustees of 
the college, and to others requesting copies. 

The report of the Committee on Administra- 
tion was transmitted to the trustees of the 
college and acknowledged by them. The 
committee has been continued in office to 
consider questions affecting the administration 
of the college. 


Alumni representation has been maintained 
on the Inter-collegiate Athletic Board, the 
Non-athletic Activities Board (now the Aca- 
demic Activities Board,) and the Memorial 
Hall Management Committee. The Assistant 
Secretary, largely by virtue of office, serves 
as the Manager of Memorial Hall and the 
Assistant Manager of Academic Activities. 


The more or less routine work of keeping 
records of the Association, maintaining up-to- 
date alumni address lists, arranging for re- 

unions, publishing the Bulletin, collecting dues 
and Memorial Building payments, and the like, 
demands a considerable portion of the time of 
the Assistant Secretary. 


Several investigations have been made. 
The results of one concerning the comparison 
of living costs at M. A. C. and the other east- 
ern colleges and of another concerning Alumni 
Association membership at other colleges have 
been published in the Bulletin. 

An investigation was made to determine 
whether or not alumni of the college might be 
able to furnish supplies to the college at a 
lower cost than the college is now paying. 
The results were negative. 

Two other investigations were made, one 
dealing with the age trend of the two year 
course and one with the gymnasium facilities 
at eastern colleges. The results will be pub- 
lished in an early issue of the Bulletin. 


Probably the most important action of the 
Executive Committee had to do with the 
question of finances. On December 16, 1921 
the Committee faced an appai'ent deficit for 
the year of $1200. It was voted that sufficient 
funds were not raised that the alumni office 
be closed, the publication of the Bulletin 
discontinued and a loan floated to carry the 
association thru the year. 

However, response to a letter sent out in 
the Christmas mail was so rapid that on Jan- 
uary 16, 1922, more than $500 had been re- 
ceived. Early in January a campaign for 
members was launched thru alumni clubs and 
class secretaries as well as direct from the 
central office. On Feb. 4, 1922, the Executive 
Committee reported to the Associate Alumni 
at the Mid-winter Alumni Day meeting total 
collections of $737.25 since December 16, 1921. 

At this meeting the provisions for Life 
Membership were abolished. The action of 
the Executive Committee in voting to float a 
loan if necessary was ratified and it was voted 
to consider at the June meeting the advisi- 
bility of raising the annual dues to $3.00. 

On June 15th, $1184.37 had been received 
to meet the $1200 shortage of December 16th, 
and sufficient saving had been made to enable 
the association to complete the year without a 

The most important result has not been the 
large amount of dues collected, gratifying as 
it is, but rather the greatly increased member- 
ship in the association. From 636 on June 24, 
1921 the membership has increased to 1021, an 
increase of 60.5%. 

53% of the living graduates and 18% of the 
former students of known address are mem- 
bers and 77% of these members are paid to 
July 1, 1922. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 24, 1922. 



Published monthly at Amherst, 

Mass., by the 

Associate Alumni of 

M. A. C. 

"Entered as second-class matter, March 
17, 1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, 
Mass., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 

Subscription Price 

$1.00 per year 

Included in the $2.00 dues of 

members of the Associate 


Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C. Amherst, Massachusetts. 


"71 Andrew Lewis Bassett, died at his home 
An Brooklyn, N. Y., February 16, 1922. This 
^reeords another break in the ranks of '71, 
Pioneer Class. 

Andrew Bassett was an Amherst boy but 
:always roomed at the college and there en- 
tered into the intimate brotherhood that has 
^characterized the first class to graduate from 
M. A. C. 

Railroading has for him a facination and 
most of his life was spent in railroad employ. 
In his early manhood the allurements of the 
west led him into the southwest into mining 
and other business enterprises which were 
■of profit to him only in experience. In the 
eighties he settled in New York. He was 
married in 1886 and two daughters were 
born to them. The wife and younger daugh- 
ter died in 1889. With a second wife, who 
survives him, he lived at 350 Decatur Street, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Poor health in his later years prevented 
his attendance on recent class reunions. He 
■was with '71 on its 2 5 th anniversary in 1896, 
and had hoped to be with us last year. Ten 
of the thirteen members were present in June 
1921 and Bassett was one of three absentees. 
His passing leaves but twelve of the class 
still here. 

"He that would have friends must show 
himself friendly" was exemplified in Andrew 
Bassett. A man of simple tastes, he loved 
his home, caring little for public life or 
society, he bore with patience a long illness 
and will be remembered by those who sur- 
vive him, for those sterling qualities of heart 
that made for friendship. The class of '71, 
mourns him and sympathizes with his widow 
and daughter. 

E. E. Thompson, Class of '71 

'81 Henry Edgerton Chapin, B. Sc, Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College and Boston Uni- 
versity, 1881; M.Sc. Michigan Agricultural Col- 
lege, 1893; Sc. D. (honorary) McKendree Col- 
lege, 1908, died at his home in Richmond Hill, 
Long Island, N. Y. on March 24, 1922, follow- 
ing a short illness with pneumonia. 

He was born in Wilbraham, Mass., on May 
9, 1859, the son of Samuel W. and Maria 
(Damon) Chapin. He entered college with 
the record breaking— so far as numbers were 
concerned-class of 1882 in the fall of 1878. 
In common with nine other classmates, being 
scholastically well prepared, he completed his 
college work in three years and was graduated 
with the class in 1881. Of the 17 graduates of 
that year, only six are now living. Dr. Chapin, 
with four others, was on the campus at the 
fortieth reunion of his class last June and was 
in a peculiarly happy frame of mind. When 

the five classmates bade each other farewell, 
they agreed to meet on their fiftieth anniver- 
sary, an agreement which can not now be kept 
in its entirety. 

Dr. Chapin's life from the time he entered 
college until his death was spent either in 
preparing to become or as a teacher. Follow- 
ing his graduation, he taught in secondary 
schools and engaged in agricultural journalism 
for five years. He then took post-graduate 
work at John Hopkins University from 1886 
to 1887 and, later, at the Michigan Agricul- 
tural College, his studies being along chemical 
and biological lines. He taught in the Penn- 
sylvania State Normal School for a couple of 
years, was Professor of biology in Ohio Uni- 
versity for ten years and, during the last 20 or 
more years of his life, was instructor in 
biology and physiography in the New York 
High School system, during which time he be- 
came identified with the Brooklyn. Institute of 
Arts and Sciences, being President of its De- 
partment of Botany from 1904 to 1914 and 
member of its Council. He was an honorary 
fellow of the Society of Biology and Chemistry 
of London, charter member of the Ohio Acad- 
emy of Science and a member of the New 
York State Museum Association and of other 
scientific associations. 

Always interested from his college days in 
military affairs, he was Captain in the Ohio 
National Guard during the early nineties and, 
at the outbreak of the European war, was 
made a Captain in the New York Reserve 
List for Commissioned Officers. 

Dr. Chapin, during his under-graduate days, 
became one of the charter members of the 
College Shakesperian Club which, later, be- 
came a chapter of the national fraternity of 
Alpha Sigma Phi. During the last five years 
of his life, he was editor of the fraternity 
magazine, "The Tomahawk". The writer of 
this notice is somewhat conversant with the 
magazines of several large Greek letter fra- 
ternities and has seen several copies of the 
magazine issued under Dr. Chapin's editor- 
ship. He has no hesitancy in saying that in 
quality it measured up with those put out by 
the larger organizations of this character. Dr. 
Chapin threw himself into this work and will 
long be remembered in college fraternity edit- 
orial circles. 

Dr. Chapin was joint author of an elemen- 
tary guide in Zoology and has written several 
scientific monographs. 

Nearly 30 years ago, Dr. Chapin married 
Eudora M. Hoffman of Athens, Ohio. They 
have two children, Corinne (Mrs. Ralph Titus) 
now living in New York City and Ruth, a 
Senior in the University of Vermont. 

J. L. HILLS, '81. 

'84 Word was received as the Bulletin 
went to press of the death of Harry D. Hol- 
land of Amherst on June 13, 1922. 

'17 Lt. Earle McNeil Randall, M. A. C, '17, 
familiarly known as "Nails" met his death in 
an airplane accident at Quantico, Va., on 
April 17, 1922. 

"Nails" enlisted in the Marine Corps short- 
ly after college closed in the spring of 1917. 
He received "boot" training at Paris Island, 
S. O, and nine weeks later entered the Officers 
Training Camp at Quantico. He earned his 
commission, was sent over-seas, and before he 
returned he hadVeached the war-time rating of 

Following eight months in Germany, he ser- 
ved a year in Haiti with a permanent rating 
of first lieutenant and later went to the Marine 
aviation camp at Pensacola, Florida, where he 
became one of the most skillful flyers in the 
Corps. When he returned to Quantico he was 
given charge of the photographic laboratory 
and became greatly interested in mosaic map 
work for which he was specially fitted by 
landscape training. 

While a student at M. A. C. he met Miss 
Eleanor A. Barker and after leaving college 
they became engaged. He had planned to be 
married this summer, giving up permanently 
the service and aviation. 

On April 17, 1922 he was flying alone in a 
German Folker in a series of battle manovers 
with a Vought plane, when the two machines 
locked wings, severely damaging each. Lieut. 
Farrell a witness of the catastrophe said that 
"he came down fighting" to keep his injured 
left wing up. The plane struck telegraph 
wires, glanced off, and fell to the ground. 
"Nails" died half an hour later. 

One cannot eulogize such a man for words 
at best are hollow things. But let it be said 
by one who knew him well, that his friends 
will honor his memory as long as they endure, 
and that his alma mater may well be proud to 
claim as her graduate a man so universally 
loved and admired as Earle McNeil Randall. 
J. F. WHITNEY, '17 

w '20 George H. Andrews, whose passing 
away March 21, 1922, as a result'of shell shock 
received while in France was reported in the 
last issue of the Bulletin entered the Service on 
January 3, 1918 and served in the Evacuation 
Ambulance Company No. 6 with the A. E. F. 
from July 18, 1918 to April 29, 1919. He went 
thru the battles of Aisne-Marne, Chateau 
Thierry, St. Mihiel, Meuse, and Argonne. He 
received his discharge on May 21, 1919. 


Baseball Scores M. 

A. C. 


Bates— called off on 

account of rain 













Boston College 





A morning chapel exercise was recently set 
aside for the award of medals for participation 
in Athletic and Academic Activities. The Non 
Athletics Board has recently been renamed 
the Academic Activities Board. 

Major General Edwards inspected the R. O. 
T. C. unit and spoke in assembly recently. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 24, 1922. 


A. Cash Statement, June 24, 1922. 

Balance from 1920-21 $ 126.35 
Interests on Investments $ 53.87 
Membership fees $1913.50 

Miscellaneous $ 26.05 

Total receipts 
Total expenditures 
Balance in bank 
Total accounts payable 


$ 22.01 
$ 19.17 

$ 2.84 

Total Accounts receivable $ 18.95 

Balance at end of year $ 21.79 

Expenditures classified 

General office expenses $ 391.93 

Salary of Assistant Secretary $ 549.78 


(World Aggie Night, Mid-winter 
Alumni Day, Commencement.) $ 125.65 
Course of Study Committee $ 162.92 

Class buttons $ 65.95 

Dues in the Ass. of Alumni Sec. $ 15.00 

Printing $ 509.75 

Postage $245.46 

Engraving $ 26.97 

Miscellaneous $ 23.52 


In answer to the oft repeated charge that 
M. A. C. "has strayed away from its original 
purpose and has quite neglected instruction in 
Agriculture" Dean E. M. Lewis has devoted 
a considerable part of the recent Report of the 
President to an analysis of past and present 
courses of study and statements of the foun- 
ders and early executives of the college. 

Dean Lewis states "that it can be shown 
conclusively that agricultural instruction is 
stressed more by far today then ever before, 
and that the college has less the character of 
a state college or University than at any time 
in all its history." 

In closing Dean Lewis states as his personal 
opinion "that in order to deal fairly with the 
boys of Massachusetts who will hereafter at- 
tend the college we must give them not less, 
but more of those subjects that prepare for 
life and citizenship. The meager amount we 
now require is nothing short of tragic. No one 
will contend that one-tenth of a boy's time 
during the four precious years of college is 
sufficient for his education as a citizen and as 
a man. Yet, that is all that a large number 
of our students receive today. Will anyone 
say we are not sacrificing the man on the job 
for the job; 'the man on the farm' as Emerson 
said, 'for the farmer'. Without losing one 
iota of the excellent 'practical' content 
which is now included in the curriculum, it is 
our immediate and imperative duty to march 
swiftly forward and give a sound education as 
■well as good vocational training to every one 
■of our students." 

Every graduate of the college has been sent 
a copy of this report and should turn to page 
30 and read this article for himself. 

Such is the story of the past year ; but it is 
not complete without a look into the future. 
What are the plans for next year? A state- 
ment has been sent to every member of the 
association carrying the list of projects 
recommended for next year and a budget 
that will make the fulfillment of these projects 
possible. These are bare cold facts of the 
recommendations for the year 1922-1923 — 
read between the lines and there is plenty 
of life — a job worth doing and a challenge 
to do it. 


The last few words under the budget for 
1922-23 tell a story — the recommendation 
of the Executive Committee that a campaign 
be launched to secure 100 sustaining mem- 
bers at $10 a year. Why? Because if the 
Association is to progress and not slide back 
it must carry a budget of $2385 as a minimum. 

The possibilities are that at $2.00 a year 
only $1600 will be secured and at $3.00 a 
year not over $2100. At $2.00 a year for 
regular members and $10. a year for those 
who can afford and are ready to pay more, 
it is estimated S1400 will be raised from the 
regular members and Si 000 from the sustain- 
ing members. This seems to be the most 
feasible plan and has the recommendation of 
the Executive Committee. 

More might be said concerning this — but 
look at the budget, the list of projects, the 
accompanying design and interpret them 
and decide for yourself, am I a $10 man? 

Among the recent elections to student 
offices are the following: — 

Wilbur H. Marshman, '23 

Captain of baseball. 

Howard A. Gordon, '23 

Captain of hockey. 

Irving W. Slade, '23 

Editor-in-chief of the Collegian. 

Owen E. Folsom, '23 

Business manager of the Collegian. 

Trescott T. Abele, '23 

Editor-in-chief of the Squib 


The M. A. C. Alumni Association of Fairfield 
County (Conn.) was organized and officers for 
the ensueing two years were elected at a meet- 
ing of alumni of that district on May 10, 1922. 
The officers elected were President, George A. 
Drew, '92; vice president, Frank A. Bartlett, 
'05; Secretary-treasurer, T. H. Reumann, '18. 

The meeting jwas held at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Frank A. Bartlett, '05, in North 
Stamford, and was attended by seventeen 
alumni of Stamford and vicinity. Professor 
Frank A. Waugh was the principal speaker 
and told of the present problems and policies 
of the college. Mr. Bartlett and T. H. 
Reumann were the committee in charge of the 

At the June meeting of the Executive 
Committee final plans were made for Com- 
mencement. A printed report of the officers 
of the Association was approved for present- 
ation at the annual meeting of the Associate 

The fiscal year of the Associate Alumni 
was fixed to run from June 15 th to June 

15 th. The previous policy has been to have 
the fiscal year run from Commencement to 
Commencement, a rather indefinite policy. 

Professor C. S. Plumb, '82 was approved 
as chairman of the Endowment Committee 
which is being reorganized. 

At the previous meeting it was decided to 
recommend to the Association at the 
annual meeting, the appointment of a com- 
mittee to consider plans for securing an oil 
portrait of Dean Mills. 


Track Scores. 
Triangular meet. \ 

New Hampshire 64J M. A. C. 60 Vermont 27| 
Dual meet M. A. C. 78J Tufts 38£ 

Alfred P. Staebner '24 was declared winner 
of the Burnham Declamation contest. 

Roger B. Friend is the newly elected presi- 
dent of the Senate. 

Dr. Charles P. Alexander of Urbana has 
been secured to fill the vacancy in the Entomo- 
logy Dept. caused by the resignation of W. S. 
Regan '08. 

The organization of the Quincy club marks 
the revival of a type of organization popular 
on the campus in pre-war days. 


'95 H. A. Ballou, who for many years has 
been entomologist for the Imperial Depart- 
ment of Agriculture for the British West 
Indies, stationed at Barbados, writes that he 
expects to be transferred in the fall to Trin- 
dad where the West Indian Tropical Agri- 
cultural College is to be established. Pro- 
fessor Ballou will teach entomology and 
continue his work as entomologist for the 
Department of Agriculture. 
'06 G. Talbot French is a botanist with 
the Virginia State Dept. of Agriculture. 
'09 Harold J. Neale is practicing Land- 
scape Architect in New Orleans, La. 
'18 G. K. Babbitt is a tenant farmer in 
Mattapoisett, Mass. 

'18 Carlos T. Mower is manager of the 
Hood Rubber Tire store at Watertown, Mass. 
'19 V. D. Callanan, Field Representative 
in the Bureau of Markets and Crop Esti- 
mates is located in Greeley, Colo. 
'21 C. G. Mackintosh has left the United 
States Forestry Service by whom he has been 
employed as Recreation Engineer in the 
Southern Appalachian Forest Area with head- 
quarters at Asheville, N. C, to enter the 
organization of E. S. Draper, Landscape 
Architect & City Planner, 11 East 5th St., 
Charlotte, N. C. Mr. Mackintosh will be 
located for several months at Bramwell, 
West Va., on a cemetery development. 
w'92 Acting on the recommendation of 
Dean Harlan F. Stone, the trustees of Colum- 
bia University created fifteen honorary law 
scholarships. The Law School has had rapid 
growth since Dr. Stone became dean in 1 9 1 1 ; 
the number of students increasing from 240 
to 700 and the library from 30,000 to 95,000 

Copies of the War Record of the college may be 
secured, without cost, upon application to the Pres- 
ident's Office. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 24, 1922. 

'20 Dr. and Mrs Frederick Glazier Smith 
announce the marriage of their daughter Irene 
Ivers to Mr. George Murray Campbell on 
Saturday, June the 17th at Somerville, Mass. 
'17 Roberts. Boles was married to Miss Fern 
Ethel Wheelock of Dorchester on Apr. 26, 1922. 
w '21 Announcement has been received' of 
the marriage of Allan V. Mutty to Miss 
Beatrice Rodgers on June 12th at Cambridge, 

w '20 Barbara Mae to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. 
Myers on May 19, 1922. Weight seven pounds 
and five ounces. 

'03 Born Monday, April 3 to Professor and 
Mrs. W. L. Hood of the Prairie View College 
of Texas, a daughter, Dorothy Thompson, 
w '15 A son, David Worthington to Mr. and 
Mrs. George E. Donnell on May 30, 1922. 
'19 Mr. and Mrs. W. K. French announce 
the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Morse, on 
June 9, 1922. Weight 8J pounds. 

'95 "The Progress of the Rose in America" 
by Edward A. White, Professor of Floricult- 
ure at Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. , an 
article published 'n the Gzrdtners' Chronicle 
of America, March 1922, reviews briefly work 
that has been done in rose breeding in this 
country besides work that is being carried on 
at the present time and also speaks of the 
possibilities of the future. 
w '03 In an article in the May issue of Joe 
Chappie's National Magazine, Lieutenant 
Clifford A. Tinker gives his impressions of 
"Sir Ernest Shackelton, Knight of Polar Ro- 

'05 "Farm Management" by R. L. Adams, 
professor of farm management at the Univer- 
sity of California discusses the basic principles 
of the subject. Magraw-Hill Book Co., are 
the publishers. 

w '06 Stanley F. Morse, editor of the Agri- 
cultural department of Facts about Sugar has 
written a review of the above article by Pro- 
fessor Adams, for the June 3rd issue of the 

'07 H. P. Wood has recently published the 
U. S. D. A. Circular, No. 213, on Eradication 
of Lice on Pigeons." 

'12 "Some Economic Features of Chinese Ag- 
riculture" was published in February 1922, by 
D. Y. Lin. This article covers the topics of 
Agricultural area, population, holdings, in- 
come, practices, needs, and problems of China, 
and gives a clear understanding of Chinese 

'20 "Substitution of Brom-Thymol-Blue for 
Litmus in Routine Laboratory Work" by H. 
R. Baker, published in the Journal of Bac- 
teriology, Vol. VII, No. 2, March 1922 has 
particular application in teaching as well as in 
industrial investigation. The author points 
out the advantage of using brom'-thymol-blue 
in place of litmus which has been used in the 

Fac. Professor Frank A. Waugh in an article 
entitled "Art for All" in School and Society, 
April 22, 1922 sets forth his conviction that the 
native landscape can be practically used as a 


principal means of human culture and outlines 
the method by which instruction in this subject 
may be given. 


w '76 Henry Bond sailed with his wife from 
Boston on May 3rd for an extended trip in 
Europe. Mr. Bond, who is a director of the 
American Radiator Company will visit the 
plants of that company in Germany, Italy, 
Austria, France and England, and attend a 
meeting of the directors to be held in Paris. 
Mr. Bond will return to Brattleboro, Vermont 
the latter part of August. 
'86 Richard B. Mackintosh has moved from 
Peabody to Danvers. He is connected with 
the U. S. Machine Co., of Beverly. 
'92 Homer C. West is now located at Santa 
Ana, Calif. 

'94 John E. Gifford is instructor in agricul- 
ture and farmer in Millbury, Mass. 
'00 James W. Kellogg, chief of the bureau of 
chemistry and chief chemist of the Dept. of 
Agric, was given the honorary of Doctor of 
Science at Susquehanna University on June 
15, 1922. 

'00 C. A. Crowell is Educational Director in 
charge of vocational training at the Veteran's 
Hospital, Parker Hill, Boston. He was re- 
cently transferred from a similar position in 
Washington where he has been for three years. 
Mr. Crowell has been working among dis- 
abled ex-service men for nearly four years. 
'02 C. I. Lewis is managing editor of the 
American Fruit Grower's Magazine, Chicago. 

'07 H. P. Wood has been transferred on the 
corn borer investigation work from Schnec- 
tady to 1120 Fifth St., Sandusky, Ohio. He 
retains his residence at 317 Glen Ave. , Scotia, 
N. Y. 

w '07 J. Gerry Curtis, is superintendent of 
City Parks and Playgrounds in Miami, Fla., 
and is making Miami "The City Beautiful." 
'08 William F. Turner is an entomologist 
with the Georgia State Board of Entomology. 
'13 Dr. N. P. Larsen has left New York 
City to take up his duties at Queen's Hospital, 
Honolulu, Hawaii. 

'14 Warren S. Baker is the county agent of 
Plymouth County. 

'14 Alden H. Russell is a veterinarian in 
Natick, Mass. 

'14 Tell W. Nicolet is establishing his prac- 
tice of Landscape Architecture and Town arid 
City planning in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
'15 W. R. Sears writes from Paris, France: 
"This last year I have been travelling in Eng- 
land, France, and Italy. During the winter I 
made the American Academy in Rome my 
headquarters and from there made short Irips 
out to nearby points of interest. During 
February, I spent some time in Southern 
Italy and Sicily. Since the middle of April, I 
have been going thru Northern Italy, study- 
ing the Italian villas and have spent some 
time in Florence, Padua, Venice, Vicenza, 
Verona, Milan, and the Italian lakes. 

"After a couple of weeks or so around 
France my plans are to go to England and 
study some of the English estates and gardens, 
until the end of the summer, when in all prob- 

ability, I will return home to America. " Mr- 
Sears is holder of the Charles Eliot Travelling 
Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, Har- 
vard University. 

'15 R. M. Upton received an M. Sc. degree- 
from the University of Delaware on June 12th. 
Psychology was his major subject, and French, 
education and genetics minors. Credits toward 
the degree were also gained at Brown Univer- 
sity and Johns Hopkins. 

w '15 Eleanor Bisbee reports that she is a 
newspaper reporter in Miami, Fla. 
'16 J. T. Nicholson has been appointed As- 
sistant National Director of the American 
Junior Red Cross. His headquarters will be 
in the Washington, D. C. office of the Red 

'16 H. R. Gaventa has recently been trans- 
ferred to Jacksonville, Fla., in his work with 
the Armour Fertilizer Works. 
'16 H. W. Bishop has severed his connection 
with the Supplee-Wills-Jones Milk Co., of 
Philadelphia with whom he has been since 1916 
as plant manager and has gone into business^ 
with Clayton Hager, '16, and his father in the 
firm of J. M. Hager and Son of Somerville, 

'16 Frederick C. Stearns is teaching in the 
Adams High School. 

'16 A. E. Lindquist is in the advertising- 
game with the Robbins Publishing Co., of 
New York City. 

'17 L. T. Buckman, president of the class of 
1917, will receive the degree of Doctor of Med- 
icine from the University of Penn., on June 14. 
'17 Charles W. Curtin is assistant manager 
of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., with 
headquarters in Northampton. 
'18 The engagement of Oliver G. Pratt to 
Miss Merab D. Shrum of Lynn has been an- 
nounced. Mr. Pratt is superintendent of parks,, 
recreation, and shade trees in Salem, Mass. 
'18 G. A. Newton is a teacher of agriculture^ 
in the high school at Colchester, Conn. 
'18 Robert D. Hawley has been transferred' 
to the Greenfield office of the Strout Farm 

'20 Carl F. Graves has given up farming and is 
now employed by the Springdale Ice and Coal 
Co., of Stamford, Conn. 

'20 Marion Early is practicing landscape 
gardening in Redlands, Calif. 
'20 William B. Stiles, a real estate salesman 
in Washington, D. C, reports "All's well on 
the Potomac." 

'21 I. G; Quint is teaching physics, biology, 
and general science in the high school of 
Terryville, Conn. 

'21 George L. Slate spent a few days on the 
campus while recuperating from an operation 
for appendicitis. He goes to a new position 
in the department of Horticulture of the New 
York State Agricultural Experiment Station. 
Grad. Allison M. Woodman announces the 
opening of an office for the practice of land- 
scape architecture in Berkley, Calif. 

The Trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College have raised the tuition to $180 per year for 
four year students entering the college from states 
other than Massachuseets. The new rate will be ef- 
fective in September, 1922 for those entering for the 
first time, but will beposponed until September, 1923 
for those already enrolled. 



Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, September 25, 1922 

No. 2 



Chemists Trained in Its Classroom. 

Fifty-five Years of Service Ended. 

The old chemistry building is no more. 
Every man who has entered college since 1867 
has had experiences within its walls. In the 
early clays he entered the east portion on the 
lower floor for morning chapel, the west rooms 
for chemistry, the rooms above chapel for 
mathematics and physics, and climbed to the 
upper story for military drill. 

Shortly after 6-00 o'clock in the morning of 
Sept. 6, for some unknown cause, the old build- 
ing decided that it had stood long enough and 
underwent a complete chemical change, resolv- 
ing itself largely into CO2, H2O, and C, much 
to the bitter disappointment of the present 
chemical staff. 

Even though it no longer stands, I believe it 
has served well, both teachers and pupils. Be- 
neath its roof, in spite of many handicaps, 
Professor Goessmann not only taught but 
carried forward his early inspection work as 
well as his manifold chemical investigations on 
sugar beets, salt, fruits, soils, and crops. In 
the building other teachers have served most 
faithfully, including Wellington '73, Stock- 
bridge '78, Flint 'S7, Howard '94, Chamberlain, 
Anderson, Peters '97, and Serex '13. 

All students entering college received instruc- 
tion in chemistry in the building, while some 
one hundred and eighty men have specialized 
in the science and have gone forth either as 
chemists or to apply their chemical knowledge 
in education, administration, or industry. It is 
not possible here to call them all by name nor 
to tell of the excellent work they have done or 
are doing. I know I shall unintentionally over- 
look some, but venture to mention a few of the 
many whose work has been a credit to them- 
selves and has contributed to the reputation of 
Old Aggie. 

In chemical industry we are proud to recall 
the name of the late Mr. Bowker '71, intensive 
student, who contributed so much to plant food 
manufacture; Bragg '75, one of the strong men 
in the General Chemical Company; Chittenden 
'75, fertilizer manufacturer; the late Hiram 
Kendall '76, soap manufacturer; Knapp '88i 
with The Atlantic Refining Company ; Arnold 
'91, superintendent of the acid works of the 
Merrimac Chemical Company; Louis Goess- 
mann '94, with Innis Speiden & Company ; the 
late George D. Leavens '97, president of the 
Coe-Mortimer Company; the enterprising and 
genial Wiley '98, who has built up a successful 
business as consulting chemist at Baltimore. 
1;. H. Smith '99, expert in the chemistry and 
' ontinued on page 2. 




To Be Held On October 28, 1922 

Of course there will be a few away out in the 
wilderness and miles from the nearest village 
who may not attend, but the other alumni of M. 
A. C. will gather in one place or another to 
celebrate World Aggie Night, Saturday, Octo- 
ber 28, 1922. World Aggie Night, a time set 
aside annually for good fellowship, the renew- 
ing of college memories, and the invigorating 
of college spirit, will be celebrated this year 
for the fourth time. 

Fifty alumni throughout the country, in 
Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii, and Mexico have 
been selected and requested to act as chair- 
men for the various gatherings. Plans are 
already under way for the big time. 

This issue of the Bulletin carries on another 
page a list of the chairmen that have been 
selected. The October issue will reach alumni 
too late to give the final details of the meet- 
ings. You should receive from the chairman 
nearest you announcements about the meeting. 
Should these notices fail to reach you, should 
it be more convenient for you to attend some 
other meeting, or should you be travelling and 
expect to be near another center on the 2Sth, 
write to the appropriate chairman or the 
Alumni Office for information ; or, perchance, 
if in your locality there are two or more alumni 
who finding it impossible to attend another 
meeting, would like to hold one of their own 
send to the Alumni Office for the material sent 
to other centers. 

Attend some meeting, renew old friendships, 
make new ones, enjoy the program, talk over 
college days, listen to the newest news from 
the campus, consider real college problems, get 
a momento or two for memories sake — in gen. 
eral have a good time, enjoy yourself, and pro- 
fit somewhat by a broadened acquaintance with 
•'Aggie Men" and a deeper interest in "Old 


At the September meeting of the Executive 
Committee, it was voted to issue the Septem- 
ber number of the Alumni Bulletin in six 
rather than four pages, and to mail it to all 
graduates of the college. Appropriation was 
made of not more than $200 to meet one-half 
the printing costs of an alumni register. A 
committee was appointed and given power to 
purchase filing cabinets at a cost of $175. Au- 
thorization was granted for printing memen- 
toes for the World Aggie Night Meetings. Pre- 
liminary steps were taken toward securing oil 
portraits of Dean Mills and Dr. Fernald. 

Possible Reports of the Committee 

A Review by President Butterfield 

The appointment by the Governor of a com- 
mission to investigate the opportunities and 
methods for higher education in the Common- 
wealth may prove to be an epoch-making event 
in the history of M. A. C. It is fortunate that 
the inquiry is not limited to a discussion of or- 
ganizing a new institution, because the problem 
of higher education is really much broader than 
that of establishing a state university. 

Of course one cannot anticipate the report of 
the commission and this is probably neither the 
time nor the place for me to ventilate personal 
views. But it might be well to call attention to 
various possibilities in the way of a report from 
this commission as they would affect the status 
of the college. 

1. The commission might advise that there 
should be no change in the present system. As 
a consequence M. A. C. would presumably go 
on as heretofore, although there would be no 
bar to developing further work in connection 
with the food supply problem, nor would it be 
impossible for the question of enlarging the 
scope of the college to be raised at some future 
time. y. 

2. The report might be unfavorable to the 
building up of a new state university but favor- 
able to the erection of M. A. C. into a state col- 
lege, by broadening the scope of its work to 
include such things as science, business admin- 
istration, professional courses and home eco- 
nomics. This, of course, is the solution that 
would probably call for the smallest expendi- 
ture and would utilize the present plant for the 
education of many who do not wish to go to the 
endowed institutions, but who are not interested 
in agriculture. 

3. The report might be unfavorable to a new 
institution but favorable to the erection of M. 
A. C. into a state university. It is possible that 
this would not be a very different outcome from 
the one just suggested. The line of demarka- 
tion between a college and a university is not 
very clear, but in American educational devel- 
ment a state university usually has a wider vari- 
ety of work and more professional schools. 

4. The report might urge the inauguration 
of an entirely new institution in the form of a 
university, located probably in the metropolitan 
area, and make no special reference to M. A. C, 
presumbly leaving the latter in its present form 
and with its present objectives. 

5. Or the commission might advocate a state 
university such as has just been indicated, but 
with M. A. C. as one of its constituent colleges 
absorbed into its organization. In this case M. 
A. C. might be kept as an exclusively agricul- 

Continued on page 2. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1922 



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Isaac N. Taylor, Jr., '85 

Word has been received of the sudden death 
of Isaac N. Taylor, Jr., August 30, 1922, at San 
Jose, California. 

Harry Dickinson Holland '84 

Harry Dickinson Holland, 58 years old, died 
June 13, 1922, at his home in Amherst after a 
lingering illness. 

Before and after graduation he worked in his 
father's grocery and hardware store. When his 
father died he took over the business in com- 
pany with George J. Gallond. For many years 
past he has worked as a hotel clerk in Brattle- 
boro, Bellows Falls, Boston, and other places. 
He was a member of Pacific Lodge A. F. & A. 
M., of Aleppo Temple of the Mystic Shrine at 
Boston, and a charter member of the Amherst 
Club. He is survived by his wife, son, two 
grandchildren, his mother and a brother, Ed- 
ward B. Holland. — From the Amherst Record. 
Earl Goodman Bartlett '07 

Earl G. Bartlett died at the Kamehameha 
Schools, Honolulu, May 29, following a nervous 

For fourteen years he had devoted his efforts 
to the education and moral development of the 
native boys of Hawaii. In this work he had 
conspicuous success. His natural instinct as a 
teacher combined with qualities of high char- 
acter, engaging personality, love of boys and 
sympathy with them at all times and his execu- 

The Old Chem Lab. 

Continued from page 1 
technology of flavoring extracts; the late R. D. 
Gilbert '00, of the Bowker Insecticide Com- 
pany; P. C. Brooks '01 and C. M. Allen '14 
with the General Chemical Company; Ladd 
'05, superintendent of the Isco Chemical Com. 
pany ; Pray '06 and Walter Dickinson '07, in 
the Cuban sugar industry; Everson '10, of the 
Georgia R. R.; Hazen '12, prominent in the 
fertilizer industry ; Fitzgerald '12, of the Hol- 
yoke Gas Works ; Holden '13, chemist -in the 
employ of a large manufacturer of chemicals ; 
Beals '12, with the Sheffield By-Products Com- 
pany; Williams '12, and A. W. Brooks '14, 
with the Grasselli Chemical Company ; Lucas 
'J4, with the Nestle's Food Company; MacNeil 
'15, with the Borden Condensed Milk Com- 
pany; Sauchelli and Perry '15, experienced in 
the rubber industry ; Macy '15, manufacturing 
insecticides in Florida; Behrens '17, with the 
Naugatuck Chemical Company; and Chisholm 
'19, with the Rex Spray Company. 

Chemists who by their ability, faithfulness, 
and industry have made a name for themselves 
or are coming forward in the fertilizer industry 
include Carpenter '87, chief chemist of the 
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company ; Moore 
'88; the late Charles S. Crocker '89; F. J. 

tive ability resulted in frequent promotion and 
finally placed him in the position of principal of 
the boys' department of the school. He de- 
clined repeated offers to engage in attractive 
business undertakings for which he was well 
qualified, because he felt that he could render 
a more effective service by continuing in the 
work to which he had dedicated his life. 

His interests were broader than those repre- 
sented by his school work; he identified him- 
self with public affairs of the city of Honolulu ; 
served in the "home guard" during the recent 
war, and became a trusted guide in the explora- 
tion of the islands which he conducted many 

Bartlett while in college was one of the prom- 
inent leaders of his time. Versatile in ability 
and with wide interests, he participated in many 
student activities, held several elective offices, 
and gave generously of his energy to the better- 
ment of the college. He served on the College 
Signal board and was an associate editor of the 
Index; played varsity baseball, earning his "M" 
while a freshman ; was a member of the Senate 
and served as its secretary ; was college organ- 
ist, played in the band and sang in the glee club. 
Near the end of his course he was elected to 
Phi Kappa Phi. He was also active in class 
affairs where his judgment was always valued, 
and was an influential leader in the Phi Sigma 
Kappa fraternity. Bartlett leaves behind him 
his wife and two daughters aged thirteen and 
nine. Ralph J. Watts '07. 

Smith '90; Pingree '99; Bangs '08; Holland, 
Kingsbury, and Merkle '12; Weigel '14; Rogers 
'17 ; and Stjernlof '19. 

Among the control and inspection chemists 
are Kellogg '00, who has developed the inspec- 
tion service of the Pennsylvania Department 
of Agriculture ; Proulx '03, state chemist of 
Indiana; Haskins '90, Smith '97, and Walker 
'05 of the Massachusetts Experiment Station. 

A large number of men have become teach- 
ers, administrators, and investigators, among 
whom I mention Wellington '73, .connected 
with the department of chemistry of M. A. C. 
since 1S85; Washburn '7S, formerly president 
of the Rhode Island State College and the Na- 
tional Farm School; Howe '78, president of 
the Case School of Science; Stockbridge '78, 
chemist, college president, and agricultural 
writer ; the dynamic Hills '81, dean of the Col- 
lege of Agriculture and director of the Ver- 
mont Experiment Station; the late W. E. 
Stone 'S2, head of the department of chemistry 
and afterwards president of Purdue Univers- 
ity ; keen minded Wheeler '83, formerly director 
of the Rhode Island Station and investigator 
in soil fertility ; Allen '85, director of the office 
of experiment stations and a power in stimulat- 
ing a high grade of agricultural research ; the 
loveable Flint '87, formerly head of the depart- 
ment of chemistry of the University of Florida 
and now with the United States Department of 
Agriculture ; Hartwell '89, present director and 
chemist of the Rhode Island Station ; Jones 
'90, of the Vermont Station; the diligent and 

Relation to State University 

Continued from page 1 
tural college or its scope might be enlarged vir- 
tually into that of a state college. 

6. The report might favor a state university 
to be composed of many units scattered about 
the state but all brought together under one ad- 
ministrative organization. In addition to the 
Agricultural College the state now supports 
eleven normal schools and two or three textile 
schools. Such a plan would allow for the 
development of other institutions either in 
the metropolitan area or in other sec- 
tions of the state as they might be needed. In 
any such arrangement as this M. A. C. would 
presumably find its place ; but, again, that might 
be defined as dealing with agriculture only or it 
might be broadened in all sorts of ways. 

It would seem, therefore, that while there aie 
various possibilities so far as the college is con- 
cerned, the question as to its scope may be con- 
sidered in connection with almost any one of 
them. Shall it remain an agricultural college 
or shall it develop into a state college is a ques- 
tion that will probably have to be considered in 
connection with any one of these possible solu- 
tions of a large issue. 

It is doubtful if Massachusetts can be gov- 
erned in this matter very much by the experi- 
ence of other states Nearly every other state 
in the Union has a state university and some 
twenty of them have both a state university and 
a state college. No state, as far as I am aware, 
has a system quite like that referred to in para- 
graph six. 

I have no hesitation in saying that whatever 
is done by the Commonwealth with respect to 
providing enlarged facilities for higher educa- 
tion at public expense, M. A. C. should be al- 
lowed to do two things pre eminently well: first 
to handle all phases of agriculture and country 
life ; and secondly, to develop much more fully 
than it has so far been able to do lines of work 
relating to all aspects of the problem of food 
supply for the people of the Commonwealth. 
Nothing should be done by the state in the way 
of building up any other institution that would 
curtail or minimize these functions of M. A. C. 
If it shou'd seem best to add to the plant here 
facilities for more general types of education or 
for other phases of vocational education and 
research, these in turn should not be developed 
in such a way as to interfere with these two 
large objectives of this institution. 

Kenyon L. Butterfield. 

exact Holland '92, research chemist at the 
Massachusetts Station; Walker '94, natural 
teacher and head of the department of physics 
in the boys' high school in Brooklyn ; Howard 
'94, head of chemistry at Norwich University ; 
Peters '97, professor of chemistry at M. A. C.; 
Parmenter '00, professor of chemistry at Colby 
College ; Carpenter '02, distinguished investi- 
gator in human nutrition connected with the 
Carnegie Institute; the careful Tottingham '03 
professor and investigator at the University of 
Wisconsin; Newton '04, head of the chemistry 
department at Storrs ; and Lyman '05, professor 
of physiological chemistry at Ohio State 

Among the younger men coming forward I 
venture to include C. A. Smith '11, of the Jef- 
ferson Medical College; Ostrolink '11, presi- 
dent of the National Farm School; Lamson 
and Noyes'12; Serex'13; D. A Coleman' '14, 
of the Bureau of Markets; Foster '14, head of 
chemistry at Framingham Normal School; 
Marsh '15, of the bureau of plant industry; 
Tarr '15, at the Delaware Station; Pierce '17, 
teacher of chemistry at the Pennsylvania State 
College; Holder '17, food chemist; Johnson '18, 
at the Iowa State College; and Mather '19, at 
the Maryland Experiment Station. 

J. B. Lindsey '83. 

(Dr. Lindsey, himself a product of the Old 
Chemical Laboratory, is head of the depart- 
ment of chemistry at M. A. C. and vice director 
and chemist of the Massachusetts Station.) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1922 


'95. — Mr. and Mrs. James S. Parker announce 
the marriage of their daughter Harriet Glass 
to Mr. George Austin Billings on Tuesday, 
July 18, 1922 at Washington, D. C. 

' I2 . — Mrs. Mary E. Richtmyer announces the 
marriage of her daughter Frances Elizabeth 
to Mr. Herbert James Stack on Saturday, June 
24, 1922 at Roxbury, New York. 

'16.— Charles H. Fernald, son of Dr. and Mrs, 
H. T. Fernald of Amherst, was married Satur. 
day, August 4, 1922 to Miss Vesta W. Winn of 
Waltham, Mass. 

'16.— Announcement has been received of 
the marriage of Carlton Merrick Gunn to Miss 
Cora May Quimby on August 16, 1922 at Am- 
herst, Mass. 

'16. — Charles E. Hathaway, Jr., was married 
to Miss Madeleine Perkins on July 15, 1922 at 
Somerset, Mass. 

'17. — Milford R. Lawrence was married to 
Miss Lucille Elizabeth Grosskopf on July 19 at 
Minneapolis. Now at home in Falmouth, 

'17.— Horace G. Marchant and Margaret F. 
Jennison were married at Bay City, Michigan, 
July 17, 1922. They are residing at 16 River 
Street, Boston, Mass. 

'17. — Charles F. Quimby was married to Miss 
Mary F. Ellis of Westwood, Mass., on June 22, 

'18.— The marriage of Frank Bainbridge in 
Patterson, N. J., the latter part of August, has 
been announced. 

'iS.— Arthur M. Howard married Miss Louise 
May of Pittsfield, September 14, 1922. 

'18. — Mr. and Mrs. George S. Hulme an- 
nounce the marriage of their daughter Fannie 
Elizabeth to Mr. Harold Carter Fellows on 
Thursday, April 27, 1922 at Ballston, Virginia- 

' 1 S.— Announcement has been received of the 
marriage of Raymond T. Stowe to Miss Jane 
Gordon of Hazardville, Conn., in April, 1922. 

'19. — Raymond Parkhurst was married July 

3'. '9 22 - 

w'19. — Announcement has been received of 
the marriage of James P. Daviesto Miss Ruth 
McAllister of Auburndale, Mass., on June 28, 

'21. — Richard B. Lambert was married to 
Miss Dorothy E. Peck of Stow, Mass., on 
July 19. 1922. 

'21.— Mr. Henry A. Hollis announces the 
marriage of his daughter Gertrude Elizabeth to 
Mr. Richard A. Mellen on Saturday, August 12 
1922, at Amherst. 

'21. — Frederick K. Zercher married Miss 
LeNare Wood England of Painted Post, 
New York, on November 24, 192 1. Mr. Zercher 
is, at present, district sales supervisor for the 
"Wear Ever" Company of New York. After 
October 1 he will take the position of assistant 
to the Manager of the Specialty Sales Depart- 
ment at the home office in New Kensington, 

'14. — Leon E. Smith superintendent of the 
Pittsford (Vt.) Boys' Club, was camp director 
of Camp Sangamon for Boys in the town of 
Pittsford. The camp was open for its first 
season, this summer and is to be a permanent 
summer camp. Mr. Smith's associate was H. 
M. Gore '13. A. W. Spaulding '17 and Lorin 
E. Ball '21 assisted as camp leaders. Thirty- 
two boys were in attendance this year. 


'15. — Henry H. White has gone to China 
with his wife, daughter and son, to engage in 
educational work. He expects to return in 

'15.— William R. Sears has returned from 
Europe after having traveled for over a year in 
Italy, France and England. He has been visit- 
ing Amherst during September. 

w'15.— Eleanor Bisbee is a reporter for the 
Herald, Miami, Florida. She writes: ''Al- 
though I am one of the early co-eds and not an 
"Aggie Man" I am still informing the world, 
or such portions of it as ever happen to inquire, 
that M. A. C. gave me more real and effective 
education, although I did not get my degree 
there, than any other school I have been in. 
As long as Prexy Butterfield, and Dean Lewis 
and some of the faculty keep hammering away 
at their idea of having intelligent graduates (as 
far as the students are capable of becoming in- 
telligent) I'm all for Massachusetts Aggie." 

"Heretofore that loyalty has had to be fairly 
intangible. Now I enclose dues, which isn't 
much but will keep me in touch, I hope, so that 
if ever I can do more I'll know what is going 

'17 — Carlton M. Stearns has been working on 
the Market Gardening project at the Essex 
County Agricultural School for the summer. 

'19.— V. A. Fogg writes from Norwich, New 
York: "There isn't a better County in the 
United States than Chenango, where I am now 
located. Was up to the Thousand Islands a 
short time ago but didn't stop in Canada. 
Have recently returned from Michigan where I 
investigated lime from quarry to consumer. 
Glad to see any M. A. C. men any time." 

'19. — William F. Glavin of Wenham, is a 
tree surgeon and at present is working on the 
trees in Boston Common. 

'20. — Announcement has been received of 
the engagement of Alfred A. Clough to Miss 
Evelyn Usher of Wollaston. Mr. Clough is 
now selling water systems in southeastern 
Massachusetts for the Duro Pump Company 
of Boston. 

'20. — The engagement of Robert S. Home to 
Miss Carolyn F. Rogers has been announced. 
The wedding will take place in October. 

'20. — William A. Luce is Deputy Horticult- 
ural Inspector in Wenatchee, Wash. He 
writes that he is still holding down a job as in- 
spector in the district office at Wenatchee. 
Has been doing field work since June. Car in- 
spection of apples starts about September 1 
and he expects to certify about 10,000 cars in 
the district. 

'21. — Guy West, who has been employed for 
the past year by the grounds department at 
M. A. C, has left to take up work in a new 
position at the Fall River Country Club. 

w'22. — Howard G. DuBois graduated from 
the New York University last June and is now 
with the Telephone Co. 

'22.— Frederick V. Waugh is with the New 
Jersey Bureau of Markets, located at Trenton. 

'22.— Stanley W. Bromley is returning to 
take up graduate work. 

'22.— The engagement of H. W. Spring and 
Miss Mildred Edwards, graduate student dur- 
ing 1921-22, has been announced. 


w'05. — A daughter, Jean Frances, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Brett on August 1, 1922. 

'07. — Born March 1, 1922 a daughter, Phyllis, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Milford H. Clark, Jr., of Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

'09. — A son, Herbert Kingsbury to Mr. and 
Mrs. H. Linwood White on January 10, 1922. 

'ii. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Damon an- 
nounce the birth of a son, Glenn Russell, on 
June 18, 1922. Weight 8 3-4 pounds. 

w'ri. — Born February 5, 1922 a son Sher- 
man Field, to Mr. and Mrs. John E. Dudley, 
Jr., of Madison, Wisconsin. 

'13 — Virginia Lee to Mr. and Mrs Herbert 
Wallace Headle on May 4, 1922. 

'14. — A girl, born May 23, 1922 to Mr. and 
Mrs. A. S. Thurston of College Park, Mary- 

'14. — Born August 6, 1922 a son, Charles 
Newton, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Warner of 
Sunderland, Mass. 

w'14.— A daughter, Pauline, born Septem- 
ber 13, 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Anderson of 
Concord, Mass. 

'16.— A daughter, Beatrice, born to Mr. and 
Mrs. E. H. Boyer. 

'16.— To Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Mostrom, 
a son, Donald Gordon born July 30, 1922. 

'17. — Mr. and Mrs. Dana O' Merrill, of Pepper- 
ell, Mass., are the proud parents of a son, Dana 
Walker, born August 11,1922. Weight 6 pounds. 

'18. — Born August 3, 1922 to Mr. and Mrs. 
Louis M. Lyons, a son, Richard Louis. 

'18. — Louis Schwartz writes: "Proud daddy 
of a baby girl, born February eighth, nineteen 
twenty-two." Louis Schwartz married Miss 
Lida Polep of Acton, Mass., April 30, 1921. 

'19. — August 5, 1922, a son, Milton Henry, to 
Kenneth S., and Charlotte Wells Williams. 

'20. — Born June 30, 1922, a son, William Al- 
den, to Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Hurd. Mr. Hurd 
is now selling lightning rods in Stamford,Conn. 

'21. — Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon K. Hurd, 
a son, Yorick Gordon, on June 30, 1922 at 
Santee, Nebraska. Gordon Hurd is assistant 
Principal' and Instructor in Agriculture, Shop, 
and Science at the Santee Normal Training 
School He writes: "It may be good news 
to some of you to know that there is one hot 
and dry place in the United States. I remem- 
ber making out a rainfall map for Doc Cance's 
Aggie Economics which showed an annual 
rainfall of 25 inches for this locality. Will 
someone page Noah and ask him to build us 
an Ark pronto because I'd hate to say that any- 
thing I got under Doc was erroneous and we 
are thus due for 15 inches of rain in the next 
fifteen days? 

"This school is a rather small and not-too- 
well supported institution which is laboring on 
a tremendous job. I find the Indians an en- 
tirely different people from my expectations 
but a few individuals who have risen from the 
ranks of the erstwhile savages convince me 
that our labors are serving to elevate the race 
to a higer plane." 

'22. — Herbert L. Collins is to be at M. A. C. 
as an instructor in Physical Education. 

w'22. — Peter A. Crfthton graduated from 
New York University last June and has recent- 
ly joined the employ of Rutter & Co., 14 Wall 
St., N. Y. C. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1922 


'75. — E. B. Bragg, vice-president of the Gen- 
eral Chemical Company, has been transferred 
from Chicago, 111. to Carmel, Cal. 

' 7 S — ITEM! The class of 1S7S has seta 
boulder near the entrance to the north avenue 
leading to the campus bearing a bronze plate 
with the following inscription: "Elms both 
sides to causeway set in 1S75 by the class of 

'85.— Dr. Joel E. Goldthwait, has recently 
suffered a great loss in the death of his young- 
er son, Vincent, due to accidental drowning in 
Lake Champlain. He was a Junior at Harvard 
University, intended later to take special 
courses at M. A. C, and was to follow agricul- 
ture as a vocation. Dr. Goldthwait and his 
son had planned to carry on a number of farms 
located in different sections of the state de- 
voted to special crops and the young man was 
looking forward with much enthusiasm to his 
future work. The profound sympathy of all 
alumni will go out to Dr. Goldthwait in his 

'88. — Herbert C. Bliss, jewelry salesman at 
Attleboro, left home on July 29 to take a west- 
ern trip, going south to Kansas City, Mo., west 
to Denver, Col., and north to Duluth, Minn. 
He expects to arrive home Oct. 1st. Mr. Bliss 
spent Sunday, August 13 with E. E. Knapp '88 
at New Kensington, Pa., and the evening of 
September 6 with C. L.Wirth '23 at his home 
in Minneapolis, Minn. 

'88. — E. E. Knapp has been laid up with a 
broken arm during the month of August, re- 
ceived from cranking a car. 

'S9. — Mark N. North, formerly of Cambridge 
has moved to East Kingston, N. H. where he 
will continue his veterinary practice. 

'92.— Jewell B. Knight, Professor of Agricul- 
ture and Director of the Experiment Station in 
Poona, India, is at his home in Belchertown 
for a furlough. 

'94. — Charles P. Lounsbury of Pretoria, 
South Africa, arrived in America shortly after 
Commencement. After a few weeks at his 
home in Roslindale he visited the "Class Boy" 
James Anderson Lounsbury at Madison, Wis. 
His plan is to visit California and in the fall to 
return to the east and spend a few days in 
Amherst and vicinity before leaving for South 

'94. — Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. 
Preston Smead, was married to Theoron 
Harvey on July 20, 1922, at Rochester, Vt. 

'00. — Dr. A. W. Morrill, Consulting Entomol- 
ogist of Los Angeles, Cal., with office at 6001 
Pasadena Ave., has renewed his contract for 
providing investigational and advisory services 
for the vegetable growers in the Fuerte Valley, 
Sinaloa, Mexico. An experienced assistant 
with duties somewhat comparable to those of a 
county agricultural agent in the United States 
will be located at Los Mochis, Sinaloa, where 
an experiment and demonstration farm will be 
conducted. The principal problems relate to 
the control of insect pests and plant diseases. 
Dr. Morrill will continue to make occassional 
trips to Mexico in connection with this and 
other contracts and business matters in which 
he is interested. 


'81. — Dr. J. L. Hills and C. H. Jones '90, re- 
spectively director and chemist of the Vermont 
Experiment Station, are co-authors of bulletin 
216 from that institution — "Commercial Ferti- 
lizers, Commercial Feeding Stuffs, Agricultural 

'S2. — Charles S. Plumb, professor of Animal 
Husbandry at Ohio State University, has a 
new book just coming off the press, "A Study 
of Farm Animals," for use in secondary 
schools, short agricultural courses, etc. Webb 
Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minn , are the pub- 
lishers. There are about 550 pages and 250 

'89. — There was published in the May issue 
of Soil Science an article by Burt L Hartwell, 
Ph. D., entitled "The Substitution of Stable 
Manure by Fertilizers, Green Manures, and 
Peat." Dr. Hartwell also published in the 
Journal of the American Society of Agronomy 
an article stating that farm crops must be 
grouped in accordance with their response to 
each fertilizer ingredient before they can be 
fed intelligently. In the same number of the 
journal Dr. Hartwell traces the evolution of 
fertilizer practice. 

'03. — E. G. Proulx, State Chemist of Indiana, 
is author of the most recent fertilizer control 
bulletin from the Indiana Experiment Station — 
Bulletin 262, "Commercial Fertilizers." 

'04.— In the May issue of the N. A. T. C. S. 
Bulletin there is an article regarding Jackson 
College by Prof. Z. T. Hubert, who is presi- 
dent of the college. 

'06. — S. S. Rogers, Bureau of Standardiza- 
tion, State Department of Agriculture, Sacre- 
mento, Calif , is co-author of a paper under the 
title "Review of the 1922 Brocolli Season at 
Colma, Calif." 

w'06. — Stanley F. Morse describes in Facts 
About Sugar, July 22, 1922, how scientific 
methods applied to sugar production have in- 
creased the yield at Central Constancia, Cuba. 
The technical work was planned and super- 
vised by Mr. Morse, a consulting agricultural 
engineer. This work included a survey of the 
land, reorganization of cultural methods, a 
study of fertilizer application, and soil im- 

'07. — An editorial was published recently in 
the Miami Herald concerning the work Mr. J. 
Gerry Curtis has been doing to beautify that 
city. As head of the park department Mr. 
Curtis has set out trees, and through his efforts 
Miami's unusually treeless streets are being 

'07. — John N. Summers, a scientific assistant 
in Gipsy Moth and Brown Tail Moth Investi- 
gations, Bureau of Entomology, has written 
Department Bulletin 1080, "Effect of Low 
Temperature on the Hatching of Gypsy Moth 

'08. — J. A. Hyslop, Entomologist in charge 
Insect Pest Survey, Bureau of Entomology, 
United States Department of Agriculture, is 
author of Bulletin 1103, "Summary of Insect 
Conditions Throughout the United States Dur- 
ing 1921." 

'11. — S. R. Parsons is joint author of Tech- 
nologic Paper No. 211 of the Bureau of Stand- 
ards, entitled " Radiators for Aircraft En- 

gines," which was published during the sum- 
mer. The paper contains 185 pages, and is a 
fairly exhaustive treatise on the subject, treat- 
ing both experimental and theoretical aspects, 
and giving complete results of the investiga- 
tion of aircraft radiators carried on at the 
bureau during and following the war. Mr. 
Parsons is instructor in physics at the Univers- 
ity of Michigan and consulting physicist of the 
Bureau of Standards. 

'12. — H. A. Noyes in Industrial and Engin- 
eering Chemistry advances data to show that 
cultivation enables a crop to be grown with 
less moisture. 

'19.— William Mather, while at the Rhode 
Island Experiment Station, wrote an article on 
"The Effects of Limes Containing Magnesium 
and Calcium Upon the Chemical Composition 
of the Soil and Upon Plant Behavior." Mr. 
Mather is now assistant in soils at the Agricul- 
tural Experiment Station at College Park, 

'20. — Charles F. Doucette, Junior Entomolo- 
gist in the United States Department of Agri- 
culture is joint author of an article in the June 
number of the Journal of Economic Ento- 


'95. — W. D. Hemenway, City Beautiful Ex- 
pert, with the Extension Department of the 
Art Institute of Chicago, is president of the 
Connecticut Chautauqua, Inc. He will give 
lectures on Nature Study and practical demon- 
strations of canning and drying at this Chau- 

'02. — A. L. Dacy has resigned his position as 
Professor of Vegetable Gardening to engage in 
growing small fruits and vegetables at West- 

'97. — H. P. Wood, formerly engaged in en- 
tomological work for the U. S. Department of 
Agriculture in Scotia, N. Y. has moved to new 
headquarters at Sandusky, Ohio, where he will 
conduct corn borer work. 

'08 — H. M. Jennison finished his post gradu- 
ate work at the Henry Shaw School, Washing- 
ton University, St. Louis, and was granted a 
Doctor of Philosophy degree June 8, 1922. 

'09.— Charles H. White, formerly manager of 
the State of Maine Chamber of Commerce is 
now president of the Willis H. White & Sons 
Real Estate and Insurance Company of 
Providence, R. I. 

'11. — Chester E. Coles spent a short time on 
the campus during August. He is a jeweler's 
toolmaker at Attleboro. 

'12.— G. E. Merkle has resigned as chemist 
for the National Carbon works to become 
chief chemist for the Fiske Brothers Refining 
Company of New York. 

'13. — Stuart Moir is with the Forestry 
Division of the Lawrentide Company, Limited, 
Grand Mere, P. of Q., Canada. He writes that 
he has recently been fighting forest fires which 
have been ravaging the St. Maurice Valley. 
His work is to make operating and manage- 
ment plans for the Lawrentide Company timber 
limits. He has been elected a member of the 
Quebec Society of Forest Engineers. 

'14. — Leland H. Taylor received the degree 
of S. D. at Harvard, June 1922. He has been 
appointed instructor in Zoology at West Vir- 
ginia University. 

The Massachusetts Agri cultural College, Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1922 


Possible Meeting Centers 

Berkeley, Calif. — Stanley B. Freeborn '14, 56? 
Spruce St. J. W. Gregg '04, 2249 Glen Ave. 

Los Angeles, Calif.— E. F. Damon, '10, Fruit 
Growers' Exchange. 

Denver, Colo.— Josiah N. Hall '78, 1344 Eliza- 
beth St. 

Hartford, Conn. — A. W. Spaulding, '17, 206 
Farmington Ave. 

New Haven, Conn. — Raymond K. Clapp '12, 
550 Central Ave. 

Stamford, Conn. — T. H. Reumann "18, 12 
Spring St. 

Storrs, Conn. — H. J. Baker, '11, Connecticut 
Agricultural College. 

Cuba — W. E. Leonard '10, Central Soledad, 

Washington, D. C— H. J. Clay '14, 2603 Mon- 
roe Street, N. E. 

Atlanta, Ga. — H. R. Gaventa '16, 311 East 
Fourth Street. 

Honolulu, Hawaii — A. M. Nowell '97, 2013 
McKinley Street. 

Chicago, 111.— T. J. Moreau '12, 14050 Dear- 
born Street. 

East St. Louis, 111.— P. C. Brooks '01, 553 Ve- 
ronica Avenue. 

Lafayette, Ind. — O. C. Anderson '13, Purdue 

Ames, Iowa — W. R. Sears '15, Iowa State Col- 
lege; F. H. Culley '13, 725 Hodge Avenue. 

New Orleans, La— H. J. Neale '09, 1303 Cal- 
houn Street. 

Bangor, Me. — L. S. Corbett '09, University of 
Maine, Orono. 

Portland, Me. — 

Baltimore, Md. — M. H. Pingree '99, Ruxton, 
Md. George M. Campbell '20, Ridgewood 
Road. Roland Park. 

Amherst, Mass. — E. F. Gaskill '06, Experi- 
ment Station, M. A. C. 

Alumnae — Miss Harriet Hilliker, 27 Gage St., 
Lvnn, Mass. 

Boston, Mass. — Louis W. Ross '17,40 Court St. 

Fitchburg, Mas.-.— H. D. Clark '93, Pearl Hill 
Road; Thomas Casev '01, 336 Main Street. 

Gree lfield, Mass.— J. H. Putnam '94, 189 Sil- 
ver Street. 

Pittsfield, Ma-:s.-F. F. Cooke '01, Richmond, 
Mass.; R. M. Gibbs '12, 57 Taylor Street. 

Springfield, Mass.— J. D. Birchard '17, 387 
Main Street. 

Worcester, Mass.— E. S. Wright '15, 118 Wood- 
land Street. 

Sinaloa, Mexico — R. H. Van Zwaluwenburg' 13, 
United Sugar Co., Los Mochis. 

Detroit, Mich. — Gunnar E. Erickson '19, De- 
troit County Day School. 

Ann Arbor, Mich. — Max Marshall '18, East 
University Avenue. 

East Lansing, Mich. — C. P. Halligan '03, 324 
Oak Hill Avenue. 

Minneapolis, Minn. — P. W. Latham '17, 2115 
Franklin Ave. 

Bozeman, Mont. — F. S. Cooley '88, Director, 
Montana Extension Service. 

Albany, N. Y.— R. W. Smith '17, Cambridge, 
New York. 

Bufialo, N.Y.— Harry B. Filer '06, 13 City Hall. 

Ithaca, N. Y— E. A. White '95, 316 Parkway. 

New York, N. Y. — W. L. Morse '95, Grand 
Central Terminal. 

Charlotte, N. C— H. B. Bursley '13, 10 South 
McDowell Street. 

Cleveland, Ohio— A. S. Tupper '14, 1520 Euclid 

Columbus, Ohio— R. F. Taber '16, 248 East 
Patterson Avenue. 

Gorvauis, Ore.— R. L. Peck '04, College Crest. 

Philadelphia, Pa. — Edgar A. Perry '16, Julius- 
town, N. J. 

Pittsburg, Pa.— T. W. Nicolet '14, 1200 Jones 
Building; F. K. Zercher '21, New Kensing- 
ton, Pa. 

State College, Pa. — E. I. Wilde '12, 200 West 
College Avenue. 

Porto Rica— H. T, Cowles '19, Mayagues. 

Providence, R. I.— W. S. Fisher '98, 108 On- 
tario Street. 


The Schedule 

Oct 7. Connecticut Aggies at Storrs. 

14. Worcester Tech at home. 

21. Amherst at home. 

28. New Hampshire at home. 
Nov. 4. Bates at home. 

11. Stevens at Hoboken, N. J. 

18. Tufts at Medford. 

25. Michigan Aggies at East Lansing, 

What Coach Gore Says 
"This year's Varsity will engage in more 
games of greater interest to alumni and the 
general public than ever before in the history 
of Aggie football. This fall the ' Twenty-two 
Team' will carry 'Massachusetts Aggie' to Bos- 
ton, New York, Connecticut and Michigan 
Our home games, too, shape up as increasingly 
important, with Amherst on our home field for 
the first time ever and hard tilts with New 
Hampshire and Bates. Not only does this fall's 
schedule loom up in importance from the stand- 
point of 'Aggie' publicity but in difficulty it 
ranks with any small college schedule in New 
England and then some." 

The Captain, Manager and Coaches, 

R. H. Grayson '23, Captain. 

John L. Whittier '23, Manager. 

Prof. Curry S. Hicks, General Manager. 

H. M. Gore '13, Head Coach. 

E. E. Grayson '17, Assistant Coach. 

Prof. Victor A. Rice, Assistant Coach. 

Herbert L. Collins '22, Freshman Coach. 

Alumni Advisory Committee. 

S. S. Crossman '09 
W. V. Hayden '13 
S. A. Dole '15 
G. D. Mellican '15 
G. B. Palmer '16 

J. J. Maginnis '18 
B. F. Jakeman '20 
S. M. King '21 
A. D. Long '21 
H. W. Poole '21 

Forrest Grayson 'iS G. A. Cotton '22 
Alumni interested in helping out the team 
should write to H. M. Gore, head coach. 

Richmond, Va— F. B. Carpenter '87, 502 Haw- 
thorne Avenue. 

Seattle, Wash.— F. D. Couden '04, 2010 North 
Eighty-second Street. 

Madison, Wis.— J. E. Dudley, Jr., '11, 1532 
University Avenue. 
Names in heavy type indicate centers where 

meetings have been definitely arranged for. 


Completely Destroyed Early September 6 

Only blackened timbers mark the spot where 
the old chemical laboratory stood for fifty-five 
years. An employee of the college discovered 
the fire soon after six o'clock on the morning of 
September sixth. Smoke at that time was pour- 
ing from the stockroom. The Amherst fire de- 
partment responded promptly to the alarm which 
was telephoned in. 

Members of the chemical staff aided by others 
made strenuous efforts to save some of the con- 
tents, but because of the smoke it was possible 
only to remove the small chemical library and 
some of the notes belonging to the teachers. A 
portion of an unpacked order was removed from 
the basement, and after the fire was subdued 
more or less glassware was salvaged from the 
basement storeroom. It is to be regretted that 
most of the pictures of distinguished chemists 
placed in the building by Professor Wellington 
were lost. 

Comparatively few saw the fire. Smoke com- 
ing from the windows and from the cornices 
about the building was very pronounced, and 
the fire for a time seemed confined to the parti- 
tions. When, however, it burst through the roof 
and huge flames shot into the air, hope of sav- 
ing the building quickly vanished. Although 
the atmosphere was quiet, the intense heat 
scorched the woodwork slightly on North Col- 
lege, but an application of water prevented it 
from taking fire. 

Through the courtesy of other departments, 
together with the loyal support of the president 
and trustees, it will be possible this year to give 
the chemical courses in Stockbridge Hall, Flint 
Laboratory and the Microbiology Building. 

The construction of the new chemical labora- 
tory was begun in late July and the first story 
is now in process of erection. 

For those older alumni, to whom memories of 
the old chapel bell are well nigh sacred, let it be 
said that the belfry and bell were removed some 
years ago and the bell now rests in the trophy 
room in North College. 

The following Deaths have been Reported 

'72 Charles A. Barker, December 21, 1921. 
'72 Frederick W. Morris, November 9, 1921. 
'93 William H. Ranney, July, 1922 
'96 Josiah E. Green, June 23, 1922, in Berk- 
ley, California. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, September 25, 1922 




1882 Wins The 1914 Class Cup. 

Following the two general commencement 
reunions of 1920 and 1921 it was expected 
that but a small number of alumni would return 
for the 1922 celebrations. The total registra- 
tion, however, was 196, and as usual this was 
not indicative of the number present, many 
alumni failing to register. The total registra- 
tion included 175 graduates and 21 former stu- 
dents. Forty of the 5 1 classes had at least one 
member present. 

The 1914 class cup for Commencement at- 
tendance was awarded this year to the class of 
1S82, gathered for their fortieth anniversary. 
The leading classes were as follows : 

Class Percent of living graduates present 
1882 57% 

1875 554 

1921 28 

1872 25 




1920 19 

1871 17 

1903 17 
1S96 16 

1904 15 
1907 15 

The Associate Alumni Elect Officers 

Important action taken at the annual meet- 
ing of the Associate Alumni included the adop- 
tion of a budget and outline of projects for the 
year and the launching of a campaign for as 
sociate members. It was voted to continue 
World Aggie Night, to secure a portrait of 
Dean Mills, and to express the appreciation of 
the alumni for the fine work that has been done 
for the college by Professor Curry S. Hicks. 
Printed reports of the officers and committees 
of the association were presented at the meet- 
ing. The following officers for the year were 
elected : 

President — Herbert J. Baker, 'n. 

Vice President — Sidney B. Haskell '04. 

Secretary — Sumner R. Parker '04. 

Treasurer — Enos J. Montague '15. 
Delegates to the Executive Committee: 

Frederick Tuckerman '78. 

Charles A. Peters '97. 

Philip F. Whitmore '15. 

'87 Man Recognizes Classmate's Son. 

A rather remarkable Commencement incident 
and yet one illustrative of commencement 
spirit was related to the editor about as fol- 
lows: At the breakfast meeting of the Aggie 
Varsity Club, Frank S. Clarke '87 glancing 
across the table was struck by the familiarity of 
a young alumnus. So sure was he that at some 
time or other he had met this person, he rose 
from his seat, walked around the table, and 
asked this young man his name. To Mr. 
Clarke's surprise and delight, the young alum- 
nus who he felt sure he had at some time seen 
was a son of a classmate of his, William M. 
Ball, whom he had not seen since college days 
Clarke and Ball, both of '87 had played on the 
same baseball team while in college. Lorin E. 
Ball '21, the son, had won the "M" on the base" 
ball teams of recent years. 


It is a law of physics that at atmospheric press- 
ure water can he heated only to 100°C. Under 
pressure much higher degrees may be reached. 

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Alumni Interest 

lumper a+ure Guage. 

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With ordinary memberships alone it is not 
probably that more than $1800 can be raised 
during the year. At least 100 sustaining 
memberships must be secured to carry out 
the minimum budget. " 

A New Organization Formed 
Formal organization of the Academic Ac- 
tivities Alumni Club was perfected at the Com- 
mencement meeting of alumni interested in 
academic activities. The following officers 
were elected : 

President, Roland H. Verbeck '08. 
Vice President, E. Raymond Vinten '22. 
Secretary, Richard A. Mellen '21. 
Steps were taken to improve the Collegian, 
to increase student recognition of the value of 
participation in academic activities, and to 
secure an award for meritorious service. 

Aggie Varsity Club Meets. 

The Aggie Varsity Club at its meeting Mon 
day morning passed resolutions recognizing the 
urgent need of an adequate gymnasium and ap. 
pointed a committee to undertake a campaign 
of agitation to secure its construction at the 
earliest possible date. John R. Perry, '93- 
president of the Varsity Club was named 

chairman of this committee. Another resolu. 
tion directed the secretary of the Club to invite 
the "M" men now in college to form an "As- 
sociate Undergraduate Varsity Club." Further 
action provided for the award of certificates 
of membership and for the admittance to mem- 
bership of "A. M. A." men and members of 
varsity teams before the clays of the "M" 

'16.— Theodore W. Glover, Jr., who is agri- 
cultural instructor and general science teacher 
at the Easton High School, has been elected 
president of the Teachers' Club for the coming- 
year. This Club is made up of about 40 

A limited number of copies of the "Annual 
Report of the Officers and Committees of the 
Associate Alumni of M. A. C." presented at 
the commencement meeting are available for 
distribution and will be mailed on request. 


Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, October 25, 1922 

No. 3 

AT M. A. C. 

The Fallacy of So-Called "College 

Aggie Needs to Take Stock 

The football season has ushered in the 
usual intense display of "college spirit", 
that artificially stimulated frenzy of athletic 
patriotism which demands that every fresh- 
man not in classes be on the sidelines at 
football practice to cheer the weary scrubs 
in their self-effacing efforts to sustain a 
■varsity attack; but which never has been 
known to exert its influence to fill so much 
as a single row- of seats at a varsity debate. 

The college is united in its efforts to pro- 
duce a winning team. The football captain 
has publicly exorcised the sophomore and 
junior classes for having turned out fewer 
than two full elevens at practice the day 
before college opened. He has sent the ad- 
miring freshmen scurrying to their studies 
with the effective adjuration, "You can't 
be a dumb-bell and play football." 

A winning team seems to be the be-all 
and end-all of this "college spirit." We 
must have a winning team to retain alumni 
support, and to procure that essential pub- 
licity of the sporting page headline by 
which, as every educator knows, educa- 
tional institutions are maintained and 
nourished. (?) 

Now I enjoy a football game as well as 
the next man.* But I insist that the dis- 
proportionate clamor that is raised about 
football has a pernicious influence upon the 
other student activities at Aggie, many of 
which may be vastly more important than 
football. When I say football, I mean 
equally the other so-called "major" sports, 
baseball and basketball, which are played 
under the same intensive machine system, 
and which enjoy with football the exclusive 
right to invoke the full quota of "college 
spirit" from all students. 

What matters other interests? The lure 
of the autumn hills? Soccer, so well 
adapted to intra-mural contests? A desire 
to learn tennis, one of the few games a 
college man can play after college? An 
old Harvard football man told me the finest 
sportsmen he ever met were tennis players. 
We had varsity tennis in my freshman 
year. That died of the same disease that 
has put a blight on cross country and track, 
both games that offer a greater diversity of 
athletic opportunity than football. The 
stereotyped fetish dictates an all-absorb- 
ing interest in football so long as this most 
violent manifestation of athletics is in 

And how about the other college activi- 
ties: the Roister Doisters, Glee Clubs, Col- 
legian, judging teams, professional clubs; 
the activities, indeed, by which the public 
really does judge the college as an educa- 
tional institution? All very well, just_ so 
that they do not interfere with athletics. 
Of what importance is a scheduled rehear- 
sal if it is suddenly decided that the team 
of the hour needs a "peptalk" that evening, 
even though all the afternoon was spent in 
practice? The versatile athlete who would 
apportion his time and talent and dares to 
Continued on page 2. 


World Aggie Night is to be celebrated 
with ail the appropriate festivities, Satur- 
day, October 28. The September issue of 
the Bulletin carried information concerning 
meeting places, to which list the following 
changes should be made: 

Additional Meetings: 

Miami, Fia. — Reginald Hart '16, Box 842. 
Dayton, Ohio — Roy F. McKechnie, '15, San 

Rae Gardens. 
Valley Station, Ky. — R. E. Nute '14, Kentucky 
-Orchard Co. 


New York City— November 11, 1922. 
Columbus, Ohio— October 30, 1922, 6 P. M., 

Neil House. 
Washington, D. C— November 20, 21 or 22. 

Further Information: 

Hartford, Conn.— Hotel Bond, 6.30 P. M. 

Baltimore, Md. — To meet with the Wash- 
ington group. 

Amherst— Draper Hall, 6.45 P. M. 

Greenfield, Springfield — To meet with the 
Amherst group. 

E. Lansing, Mich.— 421 Hill Crest Ave., 7.30 
P. M. 

Philadelphia, Pa.— Hotel Adelphia, 7 P. M. 

State College, Pa— University Club, 6 P. M. 

Providence, R. I. — King Fong Restaurant, 
Reception 6-6-30, Banquet 6.30 P. M. 

Pittsfield, Mass. — American House 6-30 P. M. 

New Haven, Conn. — Graduates' Club, 7 P. M. 

Chicago, III.— Union League Club, 6-30. P. M. 

Madison, Wis. — Hick's Cafe, 6-30 P. M. 

Albany, N. Y.— Keeler's Restaurant, 8-00 P. M. 


The following action was taken at the 
October meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee : 

1. An additional $75, making a total of 
$275, was appropriated to meet one-half the 
cost of printing an alumni directory. 

2. A committee was appointed to confer 
with the Assistant Secretary relative to the 
collection of Memorial Building Pledges and 
the completion of the Sustaining Member- 
ship Campaign. 

3. A committee was appointed to formu- 
late resolutions on the death of the late Dr. 
James B. Paige. Action of the Vice-Presi- 
dent in authorizing the sending of a wreath 
from the Associate Alumni was approved. 

4. The monthly budget report showing to- 
tal receipts of $1546.08, total expenditures 
of $364.31, cash on hand of $1181.77, and 
necessary further receipts of $838.92 was 

The publication of an alumni 
directory is again under way. A 
return postal has been sent you — 
return it promptly. Don't take a 
chance; make certain that the in- 
formation about yourself is accur- 
ate and complete. 



A. C. 

Other Facts About the Freshman 

Class Totals 187 

One hundred and eighty-seven freshmen 
are enrolled this year at M. A. C. This 
figure is gratifying, indicating as it does a 
steadily increasing enrollment. Twenty-five 
more entered this year than in 1921, and 
fifty more than in 1920. 

Now each of these 187 students are indi- 
viduals, they have come from various 
places, are of varying ages, have had dif- 
ferent experiences, and differ in other ways. 
It is the purpose of this article to analyze 
to a certain extent various interesting facts 
about the class. 

First, their ages: With the exception 
of a few, who in the excitement of matric- 
ulation were lost in the shuffle or forgot they 
were born some years ago rather than in 
1922, the following table is complete. 
Years No. Years No. 

16 12 22 2 

17 .35 23 8 

18 57 24 1 

19 36 26 1 

20 18 29 1 

21 8 

The average based on the above table is 
18.6. The average in 1921 was given as 
19.48, and in previous years has been 19 and 
a fraction, excepting in 1918, when it was 
18.84, due probably to the older men hav- 
ing entered the service. 

Turning next to find from whence they 
came, we see that studied on the basis of 
counties and compared to the average for 
the ten-year period, 1912-21, the following 
table results: 

1922 Average % 

County No. 

Middlesex 30 

Worcester 22 

Suffolk 11 

Hampshire 18 

Essex 12 

Hampden 34 

Norfolk 5 

Franklin 16 

Plymouth 8 

Berkshire 4 

Bristol 5 

Barnstable 2 

Dukes 1 


Out of State 19 



16.05 18.85 

11.77 10.47 

5.88 8.70 

9.63 8.58 

6.42 8.51 

18.19 7.06 

2.67 5.49 

8.56 5.04 

4.28 4.85 

2.14 3.72 

2.67 3.53 

1.07 1.26 

.53 .13 

.00 .06 

10.16 13.75 

The interesting facts to note in the above 
table are: (1) the large increase from 
Hampden County, (2) the increased attend- 
ance from all nearby counties, (3) the al- 
most normal enrollment from without the 
state, in spite of tripled tuition. It is prob- 
able that the increase from local territory 
is due to the effects of High School Day. 

The cities or towns contributing four stu- 
dents or over this year, are as follows: 
Name No. Av. 1912-21 

Amherst 8 7.8 

Boston 10 12.3 

Brimfield 5 .3 

Holyoke 13 2.5 

Continued on page 3. 

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Dr. James Breckenridge Paige, '82 

James Breckenridge Paige, teacher of 
Veterinary Science at the College since 
1889, and veterinarian to the Experiment 
Station, died suddenly on October fifth after 
an illness of some eighteen months. 

Dr. Paige, a farmer's son, was born in 
the hill town of Prescott, December 28, 
1861, and was graduated from M. A. C. in 
the class of 1882. After graduation, lie 
went back to the farm and was engaged for 
a number of years in fruit and vegetable 
growing. Later he studied veterinary 
science at McGill University, receiving its 
degree of D. V. S. in 1888, and practiced 
his profession in Northampton until he en- 
tered upon his duties at the College, for the 
first year as lecturer and afterwards as 
professor and head of the department. 

In 1895, in company with Mrs. Paige and 
their young daughter, he spent an inter- 
esting and most profitable year in the 
further study of his profession in Munich, 
Germany. It was due to his efforts, aided 
by those of the trustees and the late Presi- 
dent Goodell, that an appropriation was 
secured in 1898 from the Legislature for 
the erection and equipment of the present 
Veterinary Laboratory. 

He was a very clear and forceful lec- 
turer and teacher, and always stood for 
high scholarship in his classes. While he 
had little sympathy with lazy and indif- 
ferent students, he was decidedly fair and 
impartial to all. He made it clear, how- 
ever, that he detested sham of all kinds, 
either among students or elsewhere. He 
served on several committees of the faculty 
and for a year acted as dean of the Col- 
lege. From time to time, he published 
scientific papers either in veterinary jour- 
nals or as bulletins of the Experiment 

Dr. Paige was intensely interested in M. 
A. C. ; in fact, his whole life seemed to be 
bound up in the institution. Like many of 
us New Englanders, he was of a conserva- 
tive type of mind and often had occasion 
to take exception to some of the more 
recent policies outlined for the institution. 
With all his conservatism, he was a man 
of rugged honesty, of strong common sense, 
and of sound judgment, and his advice 
was freely sought in connection with a 
variety of every-day problems. 

For a number of years he was secretary 
of the Associate Alumni and gave unspar- 
ingly of his time and effort in its behalf; 
in fact, he stood stanchly by the associa- 
tion in its hours of need. He was president 
of his class since 1894, was very active at 
its twenty-fifth reunion, and greatly disap- 
pointed that he could not be present at 
its fortieth gathering in June of the pres- 
ent year. 

Dr. Paige served for two terms in the 
State Legislature and declined to consider 
the nomination for senator because of col- 
lege duties. He was a member of the local 
lodge of Masons, served as Worshipful 
Master, as District Deputy Grand Master, 
and was a member of the Royal Arch 

He was fond of animals of all kinds. For 
years he kept a considerable flock of pure- 
bred poultry, not only for the pleasure of 
seeing them about, but that he might have 
oportunity to study at close range some of 
their diseases. He studied and taught api- 
culture and until the time of his illness 
kept a number of hives of bees on his own 
grounds, taking much pleasure in working 
among them, observing their habits of life, 
and the diseases to which they were subject. 

He was a connoisseur of old furniture 
and was continually collecting and renew- 
ing it. He had a very practical knowledge 
of building construction, was skillful with 
tools and could repair or construct anew, 
almost any ordinary article of household 
use. During his period of ill health he 
proved quite deft with his fingers and 
modeled in clay articles of pronounced artis- 
tic medit. 

Dr. Paige had a wide circle of acquaint- 
ances, and was a most friendly, interesting, 
and considerate neighbor. His death in the 
full maturity of his manhood is greatly to 
be deplored and his loss is felt most keenly 
by his many friends, who extend to his fam- 
ily most profound sympathy in their be- 

Joseph B. Lindsey, '83. 

William H. Ranney, w-'93 

Mr. William H. Ranney, who died July 
10, 1922, was an outstanding character. 
For fourteen years he was the efficient 
manager of the H. P. Hood's interests here 
in Derry, N. H. During the war time, Mr. 
Ranney was food administrator and fuel 
distributor, or rather head of these two 
departments for Derry. In all the drives 
for Liberty Loans and benevolences Mr. 
Ranney was always upon committees. No 
man was more sought than he when results 
were needed. 

The same splendid spirit he showed in 
all civic life. He did not care for town 
office or state office. He did serve years 
upon the local school board, and in the 
affairs of the town, especially in town meet- 
ing, Mr. Ranney always took a forceful 
part. Time and again he was sought for 
committee work, and always made good. 
He loved to work. He was a leader of 
men. He got results. He gave of himself 
unsparingly. Mr. Ranney was outspoken. 
He had his convictions and all knew where 
he stood. He was always allied with the 
men who stood for a clean, vigorous, civic 
life. In all that he did for the public, I 
never knew him to receive any remunera- 
tion. He gave of his time and money. He 
was a good neighbor, a splendid worker in 
the church. For many years he was the 
Superintendent of the Sunday School. He 
was an active member of many social and 
civic clubs. 

Perley L. Home, A. M. 
Prin. Pinkerton Academy, 

Derry, N. H. 

Athletics Are Overstressed 

Continued from page I 

keep his previous engagement, jeopardizes 
his place on the team. Nor has he any 
redress in student opinion. The student 
body indeed is so completely intimidated 
by the Sacred Bunk that is spread about 
on behalf of athletics that an impartial ac- 
count of a big game in the Collegian is too 
much ever to hope for. No student ever 
dares write a criticism of the conduct or 
coaching of any of the dominating athletic 
teams (although other activities are criti- 
cized to the point of "crabbing") . We 
haven't had any critical student opinion at 
Aggie since the days when the Aggie War 
Cry raised its alliterative and challenging 
clarion, Quid Agis Age Aggie. The college 
body follows traditions, accepts stereotypes 
as standards, fails utterly to discriminate, 
and interprets the clatter of the noisiest 
graduate as the concerted voice of the 
alumni, rightly associated with the tradi- 
tions of the college. 

I am giving you a "close-up" as I see it 
from the edge of the campus. Is it cynical, 
morbid, ungrateful, to harbor such misgiv- 
ings? Let me then acknowledge here what 
I have boasted elsewhere, that we have at 
M. A. C. one of the most able of athletic 
directors, athletics under responsible man- 
agement, a spirit of sportsmanship among 
the members of our teams. Let me admit 
that the athletic abuses so prevalent at 
some colleges are largely kept in check at 
Aggie. Let me applaud the college employ- 
ment committee for refusing to make petted 
darlings of our athletes. Let me pay my 
respects not only to the creative ability and 
earnst sportsmanship of the coach, but 
equally to the sincerity if not the sound- 
ness of his contention that the record of 
his teams is a valuable projection of the 
college before the public. I disagree with 
his valuation of the publicity of the sport- 
ing page — at the most it is common to all 
colleges and scarcely lends any distinction to 
Aggie; — and I deplore the zeal for winning 
games that sometimes permits "strategy 
write-ups" to replace real news of our 
teams; but I cannot doubt his earnestness. 
I do protest against the bunk that passes 
for college opinion in regard to athletics 
and makes the student body a mob in its 
"support" of major teams. The athlete 
usually fails to share, and I know some- 
times fails to understand, this phenominal, 
ridiculous mob-spirit. 

Those of us who are behind the scenes 
can't help observing the individuality of the 
Freshman molded to the conventional stereo- 
type that stamps the vacuity of "college 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1922 

spirit" over whatever discriminating, not 
to say critical or original, tendencies he 
might otherwise develop. We sense the os- 
tracism of those hardy ones who can't dig 
into their jeans and won't harry a long- 
suffering parent for money to make the 
Tufts trip. Shortly we shall witness solicit- 
ing for further student contributions, on 
top of a $15 athletics tax, to buy golden 
football charms for the scarred warriors 
of the eleven, presumably as compensa- 
tion for all that the coach and the ex- 
igencies of the season have inflicted on 
the team — for the sake of the college and 
you and me. 

Isn't it time that somebody accepted the 
thankless task of the remonstrant? Else- 
where college opinion is being directed, 
either by the administration or the athletic 
council or the alumni association, to bear 
upon sorely needed reforms in athletics. 
And despite the smug comment of the Col- 
legian that they are merely coming to "what 
Massachusetts Aggie has always stood for" 
it isn't difficult to point to advances beyond 
what Massachusetts Aggie yet pronounces 
her stand for. And there is this further 
consideration, in comparing larger colleges 
and universities with M. A. C. Bad as 
certain athletic abuses may be in these col- 
leges, it is but a part of the college that 
is infected by them. They don't have the 
homogeneity of our little campus. There 
may be the same frenzy of college spirit 
rampant, but there is room also for intelli- 
gent groups and large ones, who if they are 
exiled, are at least in congenial and stimu- 
lating Coventry, not in the morbid isolation 
that rewards our students who dare have 
opinions at variance with the standard 

Well what of it? At least let's not pat 
ourselves on the back over it. Let's hear 
a little less about the "tolerably excellent 
degree of our perfection." (I quote the Col- 
legian because I believe it mirrors quite ac- 
curately the conventional opinion or lack of 
opinion of the student body.) Let's develop 
some critical interest in so vital a phase of 
our college life as athletics. 

Let's think about it and talk about it, and 
if, as I believe, the preponderance of alumni 
opinion is altogether out of sympathy with 
the irresponsibles who bark at the coach 
when the team loses a game, let's raise a 
concerted alumni voice in an appeal for a 
greater diversity of athletic opportunity at 
Aggie; for the development of creditable 
teams in all possible sports rather than 
winning teams in a few. I don't admit that 
less concentration will mean fewer victories, 
but what if it does? Do we play football 
to beat Tufts? or anybody else? Let's urge 
a further application of the pioneering we 
hear so much about. Let's have athletic 
games taught as a part of an educational 
program to all who will play, even if it be 
somewhat at the expense of the huge and 
costly bill of entertainment football pro- 

We have a physical director who could 
make athletics contribute vastly more to col- 
lege life than he has ever been given to 
understand the college wants. Let's let him 
know we don't all agree that large scores 
should be the primary aim of the college in 

L. M. Lyons, '18. 

'15. Eleanor Bisbee, reported in the last 
issue as on the staff of the Miami Herald, is 
not with that paper but with the Miami Dairy 

'io. — Josiah C. Folsom has taken the posi- 
tion of Junior Agricultural Economist in the 
Bureau of Agricultural Economics, United 
States Department of Agriculture, Washing- 
ton. D. C. 

Why They Came M. A. C. 

Continued from page 1 

Name No. Av. 1912-21 

Newton 5 3.5 

Shelburne 4 1.2 

Springfield 10 4.4 

Worcester 5 4.5 

Three factors may have considerable 
bearing on the increase from certain towns : 
High School Day, the presence of gradu- 
ates of M. A. C. as teachers in High 
Schools, and as far as Brimfield is con- 
cerned, the Musical Club concert given 
there last year. 

The education of the fathers of these boys 
tabulates as follows: 

Common School 75 
High School 46 

Business School 16 
College 37 

About 60 per cent expect to engage in 
student labor: 

Expect to perform student labor 116 

Do not expect to 65 

Divided according to farm experience the 
results are : 

Brought up on a farm or have had con- 
siderable farm experience 81 

Without or with little farm experience 102 

What do these students expect to-do? 
Why did they come to M. A. C? This is 
partially answered by the following table 
of vocations they expect to follow: 

Farming 42 

Orcharding 6 

Market Gardening 3 

Floriculture 5 

Dairying and Animal Husbandry 11 

Poultry Husbandry 5 

Landscape Gardening 9 

Forestry 10 

Botany 1 

Entomology 2 

Agricultural Economics 27 

Teaching 10 

Rural Social Science 4 

Engineering 4 

Business 4 

Law 1 

Medicine 1 

But there are other factors which decide 
college entrance. A Chinese student came 
to M. A. C. because he met President But- 
terfield in China. Another came because 
M. A. C, unlike other colleges, equips a per- 
son for a vocation. Still another came be- 
cause he was impressed with the democracy 
of the student body. Lastly, one bright 
freshman — he should make the Squib board 
— said, "I came to study; I may at that." 

There is just one more factor to be con- 
sidered, and that is the influence of rela- 
tives and friends. At least one student is 
here directly because of the influence of a 
Providence alumnus who told him about the 
college. Doubtless other students came be- 
cause of similar acquaintanceship. 

Regarding relatives, it will suffice merely 
to mention a few names : 
Wendell B. Cook, son of Lyman A. Cook, '02. 
Ruth E. Putnam, daughter of J. H. Putnam, 
'94, brother of Ernest Putnam, '23, neice 
of Dr. Fred L. Taylor, '90. 
Henry H. Richardson, son of Evan F. Rich- 
ardson, '87, brother of Marjory Richard- 
son, '22. 
James R. Williams, son of James S. Wil- 
liams, '82. 
James E. Burnham, brother of Edwin G. 

Burnham, '22. 
Marion S. Cassidy, sister of Morton H. 

Cassidy, '20. 
Lillian A. Fitzgerald, sister of John J. Fitz- 
gerald, '12. 
John F. Lambert, brother of Richard B. 

Lambert, '21. 
Lawrence L. Jones, brother of Harold F. 
Jones, '13. 


Dr. Wheeler, '83, says "Yes" 

Many graduates of the College were dis- 
appointed upon the occasion of the Fiftieth 
Anniversary that advantage was not taken 
of the opportunity thus afforded to honor 
some of the Alumni, as well as other men 
who have had praiseworthy careers, as is 
the custom on such occasions in most col- 
leges. The only interpretation which the 
general public is likely to place upon such 
an omission is that none of the graduates 
have done sufficiently noteworthy work or 
have won sufficient reputation at home or 
abroad to entitle them to such recognition. 

The question arises, therefore, whether 
the College would not be adding to its 
standing and influence by honoring those 
graduates, or indeed non-graduates, whose 
subsequent work has richly merited a de- 
gree, by recognizing in this way notable 
accomplishment. The writer can readily 
recall many men who have obtained cer- 
tain degrees earned directly in colleges and 
universities whose fund of knowledge and 
intellectual ability are far inferior to those 
of other men whose merit has not been of- 
ficially recognized by the conferring of aca- 
demic degrees. 

As concerns real accomplishment, much 
more depends upon the individual inclina- 
tion to study and the continuous putting 
forth of increased effort as time progresses, 
than upon the facts which are absorbe.d 
when making a special effort to acquire a 
degree. While it is possible for abuses to 
arise where honorary degrees are granted, 
such cases are hardly conceivable under a 
system of control that a wise President, 
Faculty, and Board of Trustees would be 
likely to inaugurate, since the teaching staff 
and officials of a college may be safely 
trusted to guard its reputation most zeal- 
ously and effectively. 

Dr. H. J. Wheeler, '83. 

Boston, Mass. 

(Communications of interest to Alumni 
will be printed in the Bulletin.) 

Charles H. McNamara, brother of Michael 

J. McNamara, '17. 
Paul Miller, brother of William H. Miller, 

Herbert E. Moberg, brother of Eldon S. 

Moberg, '15. 
Roy E. Norcross, brother of Harry C, '23, 

and Gardner C. Norcross, '18. 
George N. Perry, brother of Margaret 

Perry, '22. 
Herbert Grayson, brother of Forrest, '18, 

Emory E., '17, and Raymond H. Gray- 
son, '23. 

'13.— Miller Jordan is representative in 
Mexico of Myers Darling and Hinton Co. of 
Los Angeles. He writes that he is managing 
the growing, packing, shipping and general or- 
ganization of exportation of product of about 
2500 acres in five or six plantations on the 
West Coast of Mexico. Crops are grown dur- 
ing the winter months and shipped to the 
United States. 

'16.— Harold N. Caldwell, Superintendent of 
the Seabrook Orchards, Bridgeton, N. J. writes 
that there are plenty of good jobs for intelli- 
gent men, who are willing to work hard and 
are eager to get ahead. The work consists 
mostly of trucking and orcharding. 

w-'i8. — Chester S. Burtch of Denver,. Col., is 
General Pass Agent for the Inter-City auto- 
mobile lines running twenty passenger busses 
to Colorado Springs, Pueblo and other cities. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, October 25, 1922 


Retires After Years of Faithful 

Was Member of Famous Crew 

'71 — George Leonard, after thirty-eight 
and a half years' service as clerk of the 
Police Court of Springfield, and its suc- 
cessor, the District Court of Springfield, 
was retired on September 20th, by the Com- 
missioners of Hampden County, under an 
act of the Legislature, which authorized his 
retirement upon two-thirds salary. 

Mr. Leonard was born in Springfield 
seventy-two years ago, but spent the early 
years of his life in New Bedford, where 
his ancestors had lived since the days of the 
settlement of Plymouth Colony. After 
graduating from the schools of that city 
he entered Aggie with the first class and 
was prominent in college activities as an 
undergraduate. He was a member of the 
famous crew which defeated Harvard, Am- 
herst and Brown in races on the Connecti- 
cut River. As Allen "71, once said, "Leon- 
ard steered the boat." 

After graduation from college he pur- 
sued a course in the newly established law 
school of Boston University, receiving his 
degree in 1874. He studied law in the of- 
fice of Marston & Crapo in New Bedford 
and later married Mr. Marston's daughter. 
He came to Springfield after admission to 
the bar and established a good practice, 
which he abandoned in 1884 to become clerk 
of the police court. He served under four 
different judges, all of whom except Judge 
Heady are now deceased. He never failed 
of immediate re-appointment by the suc- 
cessive governors, even under the Demo- 
cratic administration of David I. Walsh. 

Mr. Leonard has become a familiar 
figure to several generations of M. A. C. 
men at alumni gatherings which he has at- 
tended with commendable loyalty. Upon 
his retirement, Wallace R. Heady, present 
justice of the court, commented at length 
upon the fine quality of his services as a 
public official. Mr. Leonard is held in high 
esteem by the bar of Springfield and leaves 
his post of duty with the best of wishes of 
a multitude of friends for a long life of rest 
and happiness. 

Clinton King, '07. 


About thirty upper classmen have elected 
the advanced military courses this year. 
483 — 265 — 748 
The college enrollment is as follows: 
Pour Year Course 

Men Women Total 

1923 84 7 91 

1924 89 6 95 

1925 91 6 97 

1926 167 20 187 

Specials 9 4 13 

Total 440 43 483 

Two Year Course 

Men Women Total 

Seniors, two-year 115 5 120 

Juniors, two-year 128 8 136 

Vocational 8 1 9 

Total 251 14 265 

Total number of students 748 

'20.— Chester A. Pike of Springfield de- 
feated his opponent for nomination on the 
Republican ticket to the State Legislature 
from the 7th Hampden District by about 
two and a half to one votes. Mr. Pike's 
assurance of election is good, as his district 
is strongly Republican. 


w'92. — Charles Tyng conducts a ware- 
house and storage business at Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

w'92. — George M. Tyng is a dentist in 
Victoria, Texas. 

w'97. — Herbert C. Hunter of Rosslyn, 
Virginia is a clerk in the Weather Bureau, 
United States Department of Agriculture. 

'02. — S. Leroy Smith is Extension Sec- 
retary for the Pocket Testament League, 
Inc., New York City. 

'04. — J. W. Gregg, Head of the Division 
of Landscape Gardening in the College of 
Agriculture, University of California, has 
been elected a Fellow of the Royal Horti- 
cultural Society of England. 

'08. — Frank Edwards is Superintendent 
of Watkins School at Hartford, Connecticut. 

w'09. — Walter M. Whelpley is Superin- 
tendent of an Oil Refinery at Savannah, 

'12. — H. A. Noyes, at the Pittsburg meet- 
ing of the American Chemical Society, was 
elected chairman of the Section on Agri- 
cultural and Food Chemistry. 

'15. — E. S. Draper, Landscape Architect 
and City Planner of Charlotte, N. C, spent 
three and a half months during the summer 
of 1922 in Europe on travel and profes- 
sional study. Mr. Draper visited France. 
Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Bel- 
gium, England and Scotland on this trip. 
In Mr. Draper's organization in Charlotte 
at the present time there are the follow- 
ing M. A. C. men: H. B. Bursley, '13, C. 
G. Mackintosh, '21, D. S. Dinsmore, w'16, 
and C. A. Far well, w'22. 

'16. — Linus H. Jones received a degree 
of Ph.D. from Rutgers College in June. 
He is now a teacher under E. E. Stanford. 
'15, in the School of Pharmacy of the 
Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 

'16. — H. A. Mostrom has recently been 
appointed Educational Manager at the 
Essex County Agricultural School. 

'20.— G. R. Derick, who is with the J. 
Van Lindley Nursery Co., Pomona, North 
Carolina, writes that they have a good 
opening there for a landscape architect 
with one year's experience. 

'21.— R. W .Smith, Jr., of the Dairy De- 
partment at M. A. C. was elected secre- 
tary of the Eastern Division of the Ameri- 
can Dairy Science Association which was 
organized September 20 at a meeting held 
in connection with the Eastern States Ex- 
position at Springfield. 

'22. — Edmund T. Carey has been located, 
since Commencement, in the City Engin- 
eer's Office, Springfield. 

The following 1922 men are teaching: 
G. L. Baker, agriculture, West Springfield 

High School. 
R. H. Beckwith, agriculture, Richford (Vt.) 

High School. 
R. S. Blanchard, science, Northfield High 

P. L. Burnett, agriculture. State School of 

Agriculture, Randolph Center, Vermont. 
E. G. Burnham, agriculture, Walpole (N. 

H.) High School. 

A. G. Crawford, academic subjects, Essex 
County Agricultural School, Hathorne. 

B. F. Jackson, English, Belchertown High 

A. Krasker, science, Essex County Agricul- 
tural School, Hathorne. 

E. W. Martin, science and mathematics, 
Central Village (Conn.) High School. 

E. A. Pickup, agriculture, Hillside School, 
Greenwich Village. 

Miss Marjorie Richardson, science, Belcher- 
town High School. 

A. W. Smith, science, Smith Academy, Hat- 

A. L. Swift, agriculture, Procter Academy, 
Andover, N. H. 

H. J. Talmage, agriculture, Arms Acad- 
emy-, Shelburne Falls. 


'13. — A son, Frederic Page, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Harold Frederic Jones, on July 17, 

'13. — A daughter, Esther Vironne, to 
Professor and Mrs. Clark L. Thayer, on 
June 20, 1922. 

'15. — A son, Roderick Almon, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Sumner A. Dole, on September 22, 

'15. — A son, Thomas, to Professor and 
Mrs. W. L. Doran, in September, 1922. 

'18. — A daughter, Dorothy Russell, to Mr. 
and Mrs. F. M. Gifford, September 14, 1922. 

'20. — A son, Fred William, Jr., to Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred W. Clarridge, August 7, 


'16. — H. H. Walkden was married on 
August 8, 1922. 

'18. — Forrest Grayson to Arnott Lavelle 
Lewis, on July 5, 1922. 

'19. — Arthur L. Chandler to Marion E. 
Earley, '20, on September 30, 1922. 

'20.— Robert S. Home to Carolyn F. 
Rogers, at Governor's Island, N. Y., Octo- 
ber 6, 1922. 


Judging Teams Make Fine Record 

The M. A. C. Dairy Products and Dairy 
Cattle judging teams placed first at the 
Eastern States Contests, the former leading 
a field of four, the latter a field of ten. 
Cornell placed second in both contests. At 
the National Dairy Show at St. Paul, the 
Dairy Products team placed second among 
nine, and the Dairy Cattle judging team 
fifth among twenty colleges competing. 
College Herds Take Prizes 

Twenty-two prizes for cattle and eighteen 
for sheep were taken by M. A. C. at the 
Eastern States Exhibit. Twenty-five head 
of cattle and twenty sheep were exhibited. 
An additional herd of fifteen head of cattle 
was on exhibit in co-operation with the 
State Department of Agriculture as a model 
dairy herd. 

Beth of Amherst, grand champion female 
in 1921, was not as fortunate this year, 
placing second in the Aged Holstein class 
and first in the advanced registry class of 
cows over five years old with a butter fat 
record of six hundred pounds or over. 

Other outstanding prizes taken by the col- 
lege herd were: Guernseys — first, two-year- 
old bull; third, calf class in a field of over 
thirty; first and second, advanced registry, 
six hundred pounds or more butter fat, age 
over five years; second, dairy herd. Hol- 
steins — second, two-three-year dry class; 
fifth, heifer calves in a field of over forty; 
second, produce (Beth of Amherst). Ayr- 
shires — second, advanced registry six hun- 
dred pounds or more butter fat, over five 
years old. 

The college Ayrshires were the only ones 
exhibited without horns. Although prize 
winners last year, they were not favored by 
this year's judge. 


The freshman class accomplished an un- 
usual feat this year and dragged the sopho- 
more class through the pond. 
Football ! ! 

m. a. a. 
m. a. a. 


Conn A. C 6 

Worcester P. 1 

w'iS.— H. H. Baxter writes from Biltmore, 
N. C: "After spending the last three years 
studying the manufacture of lumber and travel- 
ing all over the South supervising the construc- 
tion of over 500 houses, I feel rather settled 
studying retail yard conditions in 'the land of 
the sky'." 


Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, November 25, 1922 

No. 4 

PAIGE, '82 

Resolutions on His Death 


In the death of James Breekenridge 
Paige in the full maturity of his fine man- 
hood, the community in which he lived and 
the college which he loved and served recog- 
nize a great loss. That his was a rare gift 
for faithful friendship is testified by the 
general expression of deep regret that his 
earthly life is ended. Though deeply en- 
grossed in the work of his profession, he 
yet always found time for helpful acts of 
human kindness whenever he felt that some- 
thing he could do would help. 

During his long connection with the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College he gave 
it unstinted service. The college was always 
first in his thoughts. He most heartily be- 
lieved in its possibilities and labored earn- 
estly to help realize them. To his efforts, 
it will be remembered, the erection of its 
first modern brick building was due, for it 
was his influence in the legislature of which 
lie was at the time a member which played 
a prominent part in securing the appro- 
priation. Dr. Paige was a man of strong 
convictions, conservatively inclined; and he 
always had the courage of his convictions. 
His judgment was sound and his counsel 
was sought by many both in the community 
and in the college. 

Dr. Paige was an eminently successful 
teacher. His lectures were models in their 
clear and condensed discussion of his sub- 
jects. He held the close attention of his 
students, who paid him a tribute of unusual 
respect and admiration. They remember him 
as always fair and just to all, impatient of 
sham or indifference, highly appreciative of 
honest effort and achievement. 

In the position ofi Acting Dean for one 
year, Dr. Paige was characterized by the 
same keen judgment of student character 
and sympathy with sincere endeavor which 
was so prominent in his work as a teacher, 
and of course his administration was suc- 

In the extension work in agriculture, 
when carried on chiefly through the State 
Board of Agriculture, Dr. Paige took a 
prominent part, being much in demand as 
an Institute Lecturer, in which service his 
capacity for clear statement and apt illus- 
tration enabled him to teach most valuable 
lessons to general audiences. 

During the entire period of his connec- 
tion with the college, Dr. Paige was in 
charge of experimental work in animal sani- 
tation and pathology. Investigation of poul- 
try diseases engaged a large share of his 
attention. His work was methodical and 
careful: results were painstakingly verified 
before publication and when announced 
might always be relied upon. He took a 
prominent part in framing and securing 
laws for the control or elimination of con- 
tagious diseases of bees and of poultry. 

Continued on page 2. 


The Alumni Bulletin has been 
criticized for publishing without 
comment a signed article setting 
forth what the writer considered 
unwholesome aspects of the cam- 
pus interest in the major sports. 
This action has been termed a 
"flagrant violation of good taste and 
journalistic ethics" and "a piece of 
unethical impudence." Why a signed 
article in a paper which has pre- 
viously printed signed articles and 
whose columns are always open for 
expressions of opinion from al- 
umni, should be taken as an ex- 
pression of editorial policy, is puz- 
zling. Such practice is not peculiar 
to the Alumni Bulletin — other al- 
umni publications have done the 
same. Editorials do not bear sig- 
natures and editorials alone can be 
held to express the policy of the 
publication. This article was nei- 
ther the expression of the policy of 
the Executive Committee nor of the 
Editorial Committee — they have 
taken no sides on this question. 

Criticism has also been made of 
the failure of the Alumni Bulletin 
to carry accounts of the football 
games. It is the policy of the 
Editorial Committee to avoid dupli- 
cating the efforts of the Massachu- 
setts Collegian. As one alumnus 
writes, "Any alumnus that is in- 
terested at all in the team will 
get the scores from the news- 
papers and will not wait for 
news two weeks old or more 
appearing in the Bulletin." The 
policy of the Editorial Committee 
is to print news in advance of the 
season, — give the schedule, the 
prospects, etc., — to give the scores, 
paragraphs on the most important 
games, and to print from time to 
time athletic news or opinions 
which may not reach the alumni 
through other mediums. Failure 
to print accounts of the games does 
not indicate a lack of interest in 
football ; it indicates rather a desire 
to conserve the resources of the 
Alumni Bulletin. 

The article in question was not 
unworthy of publication. That 
comments both for and against 
have been received, is indicative of 
an interest in th? subject. It may 
be well worth while to discuss it 
thoroughlv. The columns of the 
Alumni Bulletin are open. May 
alumni make use of them! 



'OS? — Dr. H. M. Jennison, who recently re- 
ceived the degree of Ph. D., from Washing- 
ton University, has accepted the position as 
Associate Professor of Botany at the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee, after having com- 
pleted eleven years' service at the Montana 
State College, Bozeman, Mont. 

Being an Abstract of Letters 


Considerable discussion has bsen aroused 
by the publication, in the October issue of 
Alumni Bulletin, of an article headed "Ath- 
letics are Overstressed at M. A. C." (And 
let it be said here that the editor and not 
the author of the article was responsible 
for the headlines, which, perhaps, led to 
some misinterpretation of the article.) It 
is to be deplored that the discussion has 
unfortunately in some cases developed into 
a question of approval or disapproval of 
the policies of the Athletic Department. The 
alumni are few and far between — if indeed 
there are any — who do not stand back of 
the fine work accomplished by and the 
ideals and plans of Professor Curry S. 
Hicks. It was most unfortunate that the 
issue should assume that aspect. 

But be that as it may, there is plenty of 
opportunity for discussion of the article 
without arraigning any faculty member and 
without indulging in personalities. Surely 
alumni have at least had something to say. 

Before we can proceed to a clear discus- 
sion of the problem it is necessary that 
extracts of the letter sent out to some 200 
or more alumni by the Head Coach be pub- 
lished as this has raised other issues and 
has stimulated many replies to the article 
in the last issue of the Alumni Bulletin. 

"The Alumni Bulletin, representing the 
Associate Alumni of M. A. C, in its recent 
issue of October 25th, published, without 
comment, a three column communication 
arraigning football and the athletic admin- 
istration at Aggie. The Bulletin, in the 
same issue, acknowledged the present foot- 
ball season by three lines in the last column 
of its back page. 

"Listen! Pour years ago we had 77 men 
out for varsity football, this fall we have 
35, and 6 of these are ineligible. We have 
an absolutely critical situation as regards 
substitutes. Speaking of 'Everybody in 
athletics,' (which has been Curry Hicks' 
slogan at Aggie for ten years), there are 
over a hundred football suits available at 
present for any of the undergraduates who 
will climb into them! 

"Your alumni football coaching staff 
would really like to know if the last issue 
of the Alumni Bulletin by reason of the 
importance placed on the article criticizing 
football and the space allotted to this year's 
team, correctly reflects the importance at- 
tached to football by the majority of the 
members of the Associate Alumni. . . . 
We'd like to know how we stand! 

"What's your reaction? 

{Signed) Kid Gore, 1913, 

Head Coach Football." 
Continued on page 3 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1922 



Published monthly at Amherst, Mass., 

by the 

Associate Alumni of 

M. A. C. 

Subscription Price 

$1.00 per year 

Included in the J2.00 dues of 

members of the Associate 


Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 

Entered as second class matter, March 17, 
1920, at the Postomce at Amherst, Mass., 
under the Act of March 3, 1S79. 


Dr. Frank Hunter Zabriskie, '80 

Dr. Frank Hunter Zabriskie, for many 
years a leading physician of Greenfield, 
widely known as a skilled practitioner, be- 
loved by his patients and held in high es- 
teem by his many friends and acquaint- 
ances, died October 25, 1922, at Greenfield, 

Dr. Zabriskie was an able and successful 
practitioner. He was a wide reader and 
an intense student of affairs and of human 
nature. He had a large and lucrative prac- 
tice, but of late years failing health obliged 
him to limit his work and take frequent 
vacations. He was candid and democratic 
in his relations with his patients, his friends 
and the world at large. He was the family 
physician of a large number of Greenfield 
families, ministering to at least three gen- 
erations, and was held in the highest esteem 
both in his professional capacity and in the 
daily walks of life. 

Dr. Zabriskie was for years a member of 
the board of directors of the Greenfield 
Library Association, and since the death of 
William B. Washburn had been president of 
the board. He was a trustee of the Free 
Public Library and a member of the pur- 
chasing committee. 

He was a member and former officer of 
the Franklin District Medical Society. 

He was a great lover of books and his 
library contains many rare volumes. He 
read not only the best publications of the 
United States, but many of the leading 
English journals and other publications. He 
was a keen analyst of humans and human 
affairs and some of his trite sayings are 
cherished gems in the memory of his ac- 
quaintances. Dr. Zabriskie was a remarka- 
ble man from many angles. 

Dr. Zabriskie leaves his wife. He is sur- 
vived by no near relatives. 

From The Gazette and Courier, 

Greenfield, Mass. 

The following deaths have been reported: 

Charles Moffatt Howland w'71, June 10, 

Alfred A. Warriner, '73, January 13, 1921, 
at Warren, Mass. 

Ansel W. Paine, w'87. 

Edward Welcome Allen, w'94. 

John Alden Davis, '99, July 7, 1921, at 
Chester, Pa. 

Lyman A. Ransehousen, w'05, May 20, 
1922, at Northampton, Mass. 

'92 — At an outing and judging contest, 
of the Franklin and Hampshire County Hol- 
stein Club at the farm of E. Thornton 
Clarke, Granby, he was complimented on 
having the best herd of grade Holsteins 
the Club had seen. 

'18 — Robert Holmes is managing 300 
acres of farm and 70,000 feet of glass for 
the Mount Bruno Floral Company, Quebec, 
growers of cut flowers. He writes that it 
takes all of his time trying to keep warm. 

James B. Paige '82 

Continued from page 1 

For many years Dr. Paige served as Sec- 
retary of the Associate Alumni of the 
Massachusetts College, and the amount of 
time and energy he devoted to the work of 
that office is realized only by those asso- 
ciated with him in the work of the Execu- 
tive Board of the Alumni in the earlier 
years of the Association. In a very real 
sense he was its builder; and as the or- 
ganized Alumni of this, as of all educational 
institutions, constitute a most vital influence 
in its life, so all familiar with Dr. Paige's 
work as alumni secretary will heartily unite 
in this tribute to his memory. 

His classmates will especially miss Dr. 
Paige. He was their president, but to all 
he was "Jim." He was the soul and life of 
their reunions, which can never again be 
the same now that he is gone. 

Dr. Paige will be missed and sincerely 
mourned wherever he moved; by his neigh- 
bors whose warm esteem he enjoyed; in the 
community of which he was a valued and 
honored citizen; in the councils of the state 
in which, while he was in the legislature, 
he took an active part; in the college and 
experiment station where he labored so long 
and so fruitfully; by the alumni who so 
highly valued his opinions and advice; in 
the fraternities where his brotherhood was 
so unfailingly manifested and where he was 
so highly honored; and indeed in the hearts 
of all whose lives he closely touched. 
Committee on Resolutions, 

C. Edward Beach, Chairman, '82. 

William P. Brooks, '75. 

George E. Stone, '86. 

Edward B. Holland, '92. 

Alumni Express Their Opinion 

Continued from page i 
Do We Play Football to Win? 

What have the alumni in general had to 
say? "Do we play football to beat Tufts?" 
Here are some opinions: "To make it per- 
sonal, do I want the college to have a win- 
ning football team ? Of course, I do. In 
fact, I waited nineteen years for the victory 
of a week ago over Amherst. But, at the 
same time, I must admit that victory may 
not be worth the price which we have to 

"Many people look upon their team with 
respect to their winning power. This is so 
at Yale more than any place I know of. 
If there isn't a winning team the coach is 
generally . . . asked to resign. It 
should not be that way." 

"Now my idea of a game is to win. 
Squarely, fairly in accordance with the rules 
but to win. I know that after you get out 
the world expects you to win. No matter 
how well you played, no matter how hard 
you tried, if you don't win, it doesn't count. 
And if we're going to have intercollegiate 
sports . . . let's play to win." 

"I fear that a coach in athletic sports 
has an impossible job. One crowd is crying 
for him to win games, the other to put 
his work on the plane of pure physical edu- 
cation for the students. I don't know that 

it will ever be possible to bring together 
these two opposing parties." 

The Publicity Value of Sports 

What is the value of football from the 
advertising standpoint? A few opinions 
were expressed as follows: "As for adver- 
tising — football or any of the major sports, 
is right there. Dartmouth got her reputa- 
tion by her good teams but now it does 
not need it and it is using a system to 
select her men." 

"We were reminded by (X) and (Y) of 
the class of 1873 that following the defeat 
of the Harvard Crew by Aggie during their 
college days that Aggie was swamped the 
following Autumn with more applications 
than she knew how to care for. Apparently, 
sports played as important a part in the 
college life of their day as at the present 

How Should Athletic News be Written? 

Is there anything wrong with the athletic 
news in the Collegian? Alumni opinion has 
expressed itself as follows: "Let them give 
the stuff 'as is', so far as it doesn't inter- 
fere with whatever plans the coaching staff 
may have in developing their system."- 

"First and foremost we should teach our 
boys to get the true facts, and in as far 
as they write for the public, to present them 
without fear or favor." 

"I am interested in knowing why the 
Collegian does not give impartial write-ups 
of the games. Anyone who reads the Col- 
legian knows that what Lyons says in this 
regard cannot be questioned. In fact not 
long ago, but before Lyons' article was 
printed, an alumnus of M. A. C. made the 
remark to me 'I would like to see the Col- 
legian give an impartial discussion of our 
games.' It is certainly more credit to our 
teams and to the college to win over a team 
that plays a good game than it is to beat 
a weak one. The write-ups of the games 
in the Collegian seldom give much credit to 
our opponents for good playing. Let's be 
constructive in our criticism, but at the 
same time put credit where credit is due. 
Any other policy not only lacks stimulus 
to the teams, but is demoralizing in its 
effect upon the entire student body." 

Is Aggie Thinking Stereotyped? 

Is the thinking of Aggie students stereo- 
typed ? Three opinions have been expressed 
on this subject: "Aggie men have never 
considered Aggie big enough to hold two 
opinions on any question of importance in 
college life. There must be THE attitude and 
all must adopt it or be persecuted — no less. If 
there be a mass meeting, every man jack 
must be there or incur the Razoo. If the 
athletic tax be boosted another notch, pay 
it and 'damned be he who says us nay!' " 

"It is true that you could not get the 
same bunch of cheering men to attend a 
debate. Perhaps this is because they have 
enough of the so-called 'intellectual stuff' 
all day and take an easier form of diver- 
sion or one in which the spirit of action 
is more intense." 

"The hectic campaign to get everybody 
out for the Tufts game, etc., has certainly 
made our boys see things in a distorted 
perspective. The slogan, 'Beg, borrow, or 
steal' is unsound and not worthy of the 
cause. ... It has caused some boys to 
neglect payment of their moral obligation 
to the Memorial Building; other boys, 
through fear of social ostracism to spend 
money which was not theirs to spend; and 
in many ways brings about an unsound 
mental state." 

The Proper Balance of Activities 

Should enthusiasm for football interfere 
with other activities? What is the word 
on this question? "Football is the means 
to the end of physical and mental discipline. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1922 

When this end is achieved through decreas- 
ing the mental discipline and in some cases 
even the physical discipline, as given either 
in other departments or other branches of 
Physical Education there is no real gain to 
the boys of the institution." 

"A well balanced program of physical 
education would, I believe, raise the scholar- 
ship standing of the entire student body, 
and this ultimately would result in the best 
advertisement that the college could have. 
Without belittling the influence of athletic 
victories in the least, it is my opinion that 
it is quite as much to the credit of M. A. C. 
to turn out winning teams in debating, in 
judging contests, and in such other schol- 
arly performances as it is in having winning- 
teams in athletics. With a curriculum or- 
ganized for study and play, and with each 
of the student activities — academic and ath- 
letic, — taking its proper place in the pro- 
gram, we shall turn out graduates who are 
qualified to play on the winning team in 
the real contests of life; and it should not 
be forgotten that this is why M. A. C. is 
maintained as a public institution." 

"The Glee Club and Debating teams are 
fine and have their place. . . . We all 
enjoy debates and concerts, but football is 
a man's sport and calls for noise." 

"When I was in college there was nothing 
to prevent the athlete from engaging in 
non-athletic activities if he had the disposi- 
tion to do so. My participation in athletic 
and non-athletic activities should permit a 
reasonably unbiased opinion in this respect." 

"If there is an absence of interest in and 
support of minor athletics and non-athletic 
activities there ought to be a way of cor- 
recting this condition and instilling new life 
into these departments without begrudging, 
destroying or in any way disabling the suc- 
cessful work accomplished in major sports." 

"We want to see all college activities 
stand in an enthusiastic plane and be suc- 
cessful, one as much as another, but it is 
impossible to force one activity ahead of 
another against the free opinions of the 
individual students, and popularity of a 
sport created by them." 

"The football season is comparatively 
short and if 'your college man' wants to 
pla.y football he had better stick to football 
during the season and let Roister Doisters, 
Autumnal hills, Glee Clubs, Collegian, judg- 
ing teams, professional clubs, etc. wait for 
more opportune moments." 

"Football is at every college the be-all 
and end-all of college sports. If college 
games draw over a million spectators each 
Saturday surely that strengthens the opin- 
ion that football is the game. I imagine 
that 95 per cent of the student body would 
rather see one football game than forty-four 
cross-country races or soccer matches." 

"Everyone in Athletics" 

Now, how do Alumni feel about the slo- 
gan, "Everyone in Athletics." This is what 
they say: "We want everyone in athletics. 
All right, Curry Hicks has championed that 
for years and today Kid Gores tells me he's 
got 100 football suits for men who want to 
play. Instead of sympathising with the 
present undergraduate body because they 
can't play soccer, I rather criticize them be- 
cau=° thev aren't playing football." 

"Your letter states that there are but 35 
men in the football squad. Bearing in mind 
the fact that the service of your depart- 
ment is to all students, it seems to me that 
this number is too small to warrant the 
time and money which you put into the 
game. Too few students get the benefit 
of your teaching." 

"I think that Curry Hicks is doing all 
that he can with what he has to do with to 
get all the men into something to develop 
their physical being. That has been his 
objective. Perhaps he has taken up cross 
country just because of this fact." 

"Every man who enters Aggie should 
make the most of his ability to 'Boost 
Aggie' in athletics. And those who are 
not athletically inclined should do their 
best to coach the players along in their 
studies and give them support in every way 

"We do not understand the assumption 
that athletics are overstressed, believing 
that participation in athletics, and even 
spirited spectatorship, is the best means for 
developing college-spirit, health, fight, — in 
developing these traits and others, for after- 
college life. We do know that the faculty 
at M. A. C. will not permit a man to overdo 
his participation in athletics to the detri- 
ment of his studies. . . . We believe 
that every man should participate in some 
form of athletics for his own good. If he 
is non-athletic, select a milder form of ac- 
tivity; at any rate, boost his selections and 
boost the others just as well." 

"I have never been too strong on athletics, 
but still feel that the major sports are of 
great value. I think I agree with both 
yourself and Mr. Hicks that the ideal would 
be that every student have some interest 
in some form of athletic training, but even 
then the major sports must not be given up. 
They are the best means of advertising the 
college, and the only way to bring together 
the friends of the college, and are of great 
value to every student taking part." 

"Your statement that 'four years ago we 
had 77 men out for varsity football, this 
fall we have 35, and 6 of these are in- 
eligible' interests me. Why this condition ? 
On its face it would seem that there- is 
more interest among students in the other 
college activities. Are these activities, such 
as track, hockey, soccer, tennis, properly 
encouraged and financially supported?" 

"I believe in the so-called 'major sports,' 
and I am glad to see our boys win when 
they play a better game than their oppon- 
ents, but it is manifestly unfair to use all 
the athletic funds for the support of foot- 
ball, baseball, and basketball, — games which 
benefit only a few students, — to the exclu- 
sion of other sports and other activities in 
which a large portion of the students might 
engage, and thereby improve their physical 
and mental development." 

These are the opinions of alumni on the 
various aspects of the question. No expres- 
sion of editorial policy had been made. It 
is to be hoped that the question will be 
thoroughly and sanely discussed and that 
whatever the result, it will be for the best 
interests of "Old Massachusetts." 



w'72 — Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan F. Bancroft 
celebrated their Golden Wedding in Sep- 
tember, 1922. 

'94— The Official Record of the United 
States Department of Agriculture, Novem- 
ber 8, 1922, in speaking of the work of Dr. 
C. P. Lounsbury, says, "Doctor Lounsbury 
was sent to Cape Town and began a career 
as an economic entomologist, which has re- 
sulted in his being at the present time 
probably the foremost economic entomolo- 
gist in Great Britain and her possessions. 
He rose rapidly in the esteem of both the 
English and the Boers, and with the forma- 
tion of the Union of South Africa was 
placed in charge of all of the work against 
crop pests. He has made a number of im- 
portant discoveries, has published many im- 
portant papers, and is now known all over 
the world. He has traveled extensively — 
to Australia, New Zealand, South America, 
various parts of Europe — and is at present 
in this country studying the latest discov- 
eries of the American entomologists. On 
November 2 he spoke before the Entomo- 
logical Society of Washington on biological 
investigations in South Africa." 

World Aggie Night 

The fourth annual World Aggie Night has 
come and gone. Reports from twenty-seven 
meetings have been received and seven more 
are expected. New York and Washington 
postponed their meetings to more favorable 
dates. The total attendance on October 28th 
was about 400. 

A great deal of interest was manifested 
at the meetings over the question of what 
building should come next. At Amherst the 
vote favored a gymnasium and at Los An- 
geles and Columbus, a library, but at other 
meetings the sentiment was strongly in 
favor of dormitories. 

Steps were taken to form organizations 
at Worcester, Amherst, and Pittsburgh. 
Several meetings reported good suggestions 
that have come before the Executive Com- 
mittee for consideration. 

New York 

A very successful meeting was held in 
New York following the Stevens P. I. — M. 
A. C. game. Fully 200 loyal rooters were 
at the game and nearly 100 remained to 
entertain the team at the New York Club 
banquet and to take part in the meeting 
following the banquet. 


The Washington Club held a meeting on 
November 22nd during the convention of 
Land Grant Colleges. A large number of 
alumni from all over the country attended 
the meeting. 

The M. A. C. Club of Washington, D. C, 
holds monthly luncheons at 12.15 P. M., 
usually on the first Thursday of the month 
at the New Ebbitt. The attendance is or- 
dinarily about 20. All friends of M. A. C. 
are welcome — it is a good opportunity to 
count on when visiting Washington. H. J. 
Clay, '14, of the Bureau of Markets, United 
States Department of Agriculture, is sec- 
retary of the club. 


The Chicago Club will hold a meeting at 
the time of the National Live Stock Show. 
Write to E. N. Boland, '12, c/o Quaker Oats, 
Co., Chicago, 111. 

To the Editor of the Alumni Bulletin : 

The following action, voted upon and placed orr 
record, was taken by the M. A. C. Club of Boston at 
its Smoker October 2S, 1922: 

(1) The M. A. C. Club of Boston is wholly in 
accord with the directing and coaching: of 
athletics at M. A. C. as shown in the past 
and at the present time ; stands whole- 
heartedly behind Director Hicks and Coach 
Gore of the Athletic Department and have 
faith that they will do in the future the ex- 
cellent work they have done in the past. 

(2) The Boston Club is not in accord with the 
remarks made by L. M. Lyons. '18, as ap- 
peared in the October 25th issue of the 
Alumni Bulletin in reference to the over- 
stressing of athletics at M. A. C. 

(3) The Boston Club approves of intense par- 
ticipation in athletics, both as a spirited 
spectator and as a contestant, thus creat- 
ing spirit, pride, health, enthusiasm, cour- 
age _ and fight — factors that are major re- 
quisites to successful after-college life. 

The Alumni Club of Boston respectfully requests 
that the above action be printed in full in the next 
issue of the Alumni Bulletin. 

(Signed) LOUIS W. ROSS, 


Appointments to the Staff 
Dr. Frank A. Hays, a graduate of the 
Oklahoma State College, has been secured 
as Research Professor of Poultry Hus- 
bandry to fill the vacancy left by the late 
Dr. Hubert D. Goodale. Dr. Hays received 
his M. A. degree from the University of 
Nebraska in 1912. He comes to M. A. C. 
from the University of Wyoming, where 
he has been Professor of Animal Hus- 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, November 25, 1922 


The regular monthly meeting of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee of the Associate Alumni 
of M. A. C. was held November 11th. The 
following business was transacted: 

1. The budget report presented showed 
receipts of $1,721.45, expenditures of 
$640.29, cash on hand $1,081.16, necessary 
further receipts to meet the minimum bud- 
get $663.55. 

2. Suggestions made at World Aggie 
Night meetings were considered and re- 
ferred to the Secretary for consideration 
and investigation. 

3. It was VOTED to join the Alumni 
Magazines Associated. 

4. It was VOTED to invite, by letter, all 
graduate students to membership in the As- 
sociate Alumni of M. A. C. 

5. The placing of the Walter Mason 
Dickinson Memorial Tablet in Memorial 
Hall was approved. 

6. The collection of Memorial Building 
pledges was considered and carried as un- 
finished business. 

M. A 
M. A 
M. A 
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M. A. C. 

Football Scores 

:. 10 Amherst 

t. 12 New Hampshire 

!. Bates 

:. 12 Stevens P. I. 

6 Tufts 


The Amherst Game 






Before 5,000 spectators, witnessing the 
first Aggie-Amherst football game on Al- 
umni Field and the second since the break- 
ing of relations in 1907, Aggie triumphed 
in a close, hard-fought contest, defeating 
Amherst in football for the first time since 
1901 and the fifth time in the history of 
the College. The result of the game was 
undecided until the final whistle blew — a 
typical Aggie-Amherst game with both 
teams at their best. 

A Statistical Study 

M. A. C. Amherst 

Gained by rushing, yards 224 108 

Lost by rushing, yards - 24 27 

First downs by rushing _ _ 10 4 

Total first downs _ _,..... 14 6 

Average gain per rush, yards. 3.33 2.15 

Forward passes tried 7 11 

Forward passes completed _ 1 2 

Forward passes intercepted 3 1 

Gained from forward passes, yards 4 30 

Cross Country 

M. A. C. 26 Worcester P. I. 30 

. A. C. 26 Wesleyan 29 

. A. C. 25 Amherst 32 

New Englands-M. A. C. placed 10th 
( Lowest score denotes victor) 



Fruit Packing and Judging 

The Fruit Packing and Judging teams 
placed first in the New England Fruit Judg- 
ing Contest at Nashua, N. H., November 
8th. An M. A. C. man placed highest in 
each event. 

Rifle Team 

The rifle team members are to receive 
minor sports letter hereafter, an k M r 
being granted to those qualifying. 


The annual six-man rope pull was easily 
won by the Sophomores. The annual foot- 
ball game resulted in a scoreless tie. 

Musical Clubs 

November 24th — Conway. 
December 6th — Hatfield. 
December 27th or 28th — Boston. 
If interested inquire for particulars! 


'10— A daughter, Sarah Stetson, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Lawrence S. Dickinson on Novem- 
ber 6, 1922. 

'10 — A son, Richard Stockton, to Mr. and 
Mrs. William C. Johnson on November 7, 

'14 — A son, Tell William, Jr., to Mr. and 
Mrs. Tell W. Nicolet on October 16, 1922. 

'15 — A son, Montgomery, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Seth W. Banister on May 27, 1922. 

'17 — A daughter, Doris Mae, to Mr. and 
Mrs. W. D. Whitcomb on October 13, 1922. 

w'17 — A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. David 
J. Bowen on October 31, 1922. 

w'17 — A daughter, Eleanor DeMeritt, to 
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin DeMeritt on October 
1, 1922. 

'18 — A son, Norman Edward, to Mr. and 
Mrs. George C. Howe on October 16, 1922. 

'18 — A son, Robert Wyman, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Stephen M. Richardson on October 11, 

'18 — A son, Henry Fiske, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Ernest Ritter on October 9, 1922. 

'19— A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. 
Ferriss on October 29, 1922. 

'19— A son, Wendell Frederick, 2nd, to 
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell F. Smith on October 
28, 1922. 

'20 — A son, George Wheaton, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Daniel W. Belcher on October 18, 1922. 


'15 — E. Stanley Wright to Alice Morris, 
on October 11, 1922. 

w'17— Walter T. Clark to Charlotte A. 
Whiting, on September 2, 1922. 

'18 — Foster K. Baker to Hilda E. Johnson, 
on October 25, 1922. 

'18— Nathan W. Gillette to Esther 
Waugh, daughter of Prof. Frank A. Waugh, 
on October 28, 1922. 

'18 — Robert D. Hawlev to Jean M. Sawin, 
on September 30, 1922. 


'19 — At the September directors' meeting 
of the Mutual Orange Distributors, Mr. A. 
L. Chandler, formerly with the American 
Agricultural Chemical Company, was se- 
lected to take charge of the fertilizer work 
of the association. 

'19 — Harold Poole's Dummer Academy 
eleven beat Pinkerton Academy in their an- 
nual contest for the first time in several 

'19 — Edward A. White writes: "Open 
house for any M. A. C. man stopping in 

'20 — Alfred A. Clough dropped into the 
Alumni Office and reported that he has just 
started with the Portland Cement Associa- 
tion as field engineer on farm promotional 
work in Massachusetts, Maine and New 

'21 — Starr King's Newburyport High 
team beat their Salem rivals recently for 
the first time since 1915 and the third time 
in history. 

JANUARY 19-20, 1923 

Mid Winter Alumni Day. 

Fraternity initiation banquets — 
Musical Club Concert — M. A. C. vs. 
Amherst hockey game — business 
meeting of the Associate Alumni of 
M. A. C. 

On the Campus 

JANUARY 19-20, 1923 


'83— Dr. H. J. Wheeler, of the Agricul- 
tural Service Bureau of the American Agri- 
cultural Chemical Company, is author of a 
paper on "Modern Trend of Chemical Con- 
trol in the Fertilizer Industry," read before 
the fall meeting of the American Chemical 
Society, held at Pittsburgh, Pa., in Septem- 
ber. Dr. Wheeler is also author of two bul- 
letins, "Fertilizing Cotton under Boll Weevil 
Conditions" and "On the Use of Large and 
Small Amounts of Fertilizer for Cotton in 
Georgia" and a booklet, "How to Get the 
Most Out of Fertilizers." 

'03 and '09— W. V. Tower, '03, Entomolo- 
gist of the Porto Rico Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station, is the author of a paper on 
"Mottling Disease of Sugar Cane," and like- 
wise of reports on "Ticks," "Bee Industry" 
and "Mosquitoes," in the 1921 Annual Re- 
port of the Porto Rico Station. In the same 
report Professor L. G. Willis, '09, Chemist,' 
makes brief mention of the fertility experi- 
ments with rice, of the investigational work 
on the management of cane soils, and other 
miscellaneous work of his department. 

'07 — Herbert P. Wood, entomologist, is 
author of the United States Department of 
Agriculture Department Circular No. 213 on 
"Eradication of Lice on Pigeons," issued 
in April. 

'12— Carlos L. Beals, formerly of the De- 
partment of Plant and Animal Chemistry 
of the Experiment Station, but now of the 
Sheffield By-Products Company, Hobart, 
New York, is author of a series of articles 
on "Milk Chemistry" now running in the 
"Bulletin" of the Sheffield Farms Company, 

'13 — O. G. Anderson, Professor of Horti- 
culture at Purdue University is author of 
a book, "Insecticides and Fungicides," a 
Laboratory Manual with Supplementary 
Text Material, published by John Wiley and 

'14— Mrs. B. W. Ellis of Storrs, Conn., 
has written a Connecticut Extension bulletin 
on "Attractive Farm Home Grounds." 

'14 — Charles C. Hill is author of "Control 
of the Green Clover Worm in Alfalfa 
Fields." (Pub. 1918). He has also written 
"A Preliminary Account of two Serphoid 
(Proctotrypoid) Parasites of the Hessian 
Fly" (Proc. Ent. Soc, Washington, Volume 
24, Number 5). 

'15 — William L. Doran, assistant profes- 
sor of Botany, is author of New Hampshire 
Agricultural Experiment Station Technical 
Bulletin 19, "Laboratory Studies of the Tox- 
icity of Some Sulphur Fungicides" and a 
paper on "The Effect of External and Inter- 
nal Factors on the Germination of Fungous 
Spores," published in the Bulletin of the 
Torrey Botanical Club. 

'15 — A bulletin of fifty-two pages on "The 
Effect of Hydrogen Ion Concentration Upon 
the Growth of Seedlings" has just appeared 
from the Delaware Agricultural Experiment 
Station, by Lester Tarr. The work shows 
the favorable range of acidity for seedlings 
and states that chlorosis is due to the in- 
solubility of iron at low acidities. 

'12 — H. A. Noyes is Research Chemist for 
the State Department of Agriculture at 
Lansing, Michigan, having severed his con- 
nection with the Mellon Institute. 

'16 — W. C. Dickinson, at present holding 
the chair of landscape gardening at Peabody 
College, recently gave a very interesting 
and vital talk on "Guides to the Study of 
Modern City Planning" at the Centennial 
Club, Nashville, Tennessee. 

'17 — E. R. Selkregg, having resigned from 
the United States Bureau of Entomology, 
is now a florist in business with his father. 



Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, December 25, 1922 

No. 5 


Valuation, Facilities, Source of Funds 


Seventy-one New England and Eastern 
Colleges have gymnasiums; five do not. One 
gymnasium is valued at $1,000,000; the 
poorest is valued at $2,500. There are only 
three of lower valuation than the one at 
M. A. C. Such are some outstanding facts 
apparent from an investigation carried on 
some months ago by the Alumni Office. 

All New England and Eastern Colleges 
were asked, "Have you a gymnasium?, 
What was its cost?, Its present valuation?, 
Who paid for it?, and What facilities does 
it afford?" 

As stated above seventy reported that 
they had a gymnasium; six reported they 
did not. Two of these six had just lost 
their buildings by fire and one at least has 
since been replaced. Apparently gymna- 
siums are a necessary part of the equipment 
of any college. 

A compilation of statistics of the present 
valuation and cost, using the former figure 
whenever available, divides the gymnasiums 
into the following groups: 

up to §15,000 





S15.000 to 

50,000 to 

100.000 to 

250.000 to 






Two facts must here be bome in mind; 
first, if valuation figures were available in 
all cases the average of this table would 
be increased as the valuation of many build- 
ings erected some years past would be in- 
creased due to the rise of building costs; 
second, that many of the cheaper structures 
could not be replaced at the present valua- 
tion, both because of depreciation and the 
higher cost of construction. 

Compare M. A. C. with this tabulation 
and we see that of all the colleges included 
in this table — and that means all New 
England and Eastern Colleges that replied 
to the questionnaire — only three, Drexel 
Institute, Albright College, and Bates, have 
gymnasiums valued less than at M. A. C. 
Bates is now raising money for a new gym- 
nasium. The valuation of the Drill Hall 
(the gymnasium) at M. A. C. was stated 
in the last annual report of the treasurer 
as $9,245.82 and this included the armory, 
military office, and rifle gallery as well as 
the athletic facilities. 

Rhode Island State College, Connecticut 
Agricultural College, New Hampshire State 
College, The University of Delaware, The 
University of Maryland, District of Colum- 
bia College, the United States Military 
Academy, The New York State Teachers' 
College, St. Johns College, Washington Col- 
lege and the Hygiene College of New York 
all have gymnasiums erected by the state, 
city or national government. The University 
of Maine stands alone among such colleges, 
its gymnasium having been erected by the 

Of the seventy gymnasiums included in 
this survey, thirty-six have swimming 
tanks, and forty-two have indoor tracks. 
Practically all have good gymnasium floors, 
a basketball floor (usually in combination 


January 19-20, 1923 

Mid-Winter Alumni Day is a time 
when alumni return to the campus to 
get acquainted with the undergradu- 
ate body. Mid-Winter Alumni Day is 
an alumni-faculty-student affair and 
differs in nature from either World 
Aggie Night or Commencement. Mid- 
Winter Alumni Day is a day when 
alumni pass on their experience to 
students, when students entertain the 
alumni, and all join together in hav- 
ing a good time. 

The program speaks for itself. Here 
it is: 

Friday, January 19, 1923 

7-30 A. M. Mid- Winter Chapel award 
of athletic and academics 
letters and medals. 

8-00 A. M. to 4-30 P. M. Talks by 
alumni to students in 
regular class periods. 

7-00 P. M. Musical Club concert and 
a one-act Roister Doister 

Saturday, January 20, 1923 

8-00 A. M. Academic Activities Al- 
umni Club breakfast. 
Breakfast meeting of al- 
umni interested in ath- 
10-00 A. M. Business meeting of the 
Associate Alumni of M. 
A. C. 
12-00 M. Alumni - faculty - student 

2-00 P. M. Amherst-M. A. C. hockey 

3-15 P. M. Relay race with Williams. 

3-30 P. M. Freshman basketball game 
with the Springfield High 
School of Commerce. 

8-00 P. M. Fraternity Initiation ban- 

The Registration desk will be open- 
ed in Memorial Hall 8 A. M. Friday. 
Tickets for the concert, play, dinner, 
and athletic events will be given to 
alumni who register. 

Come and have a good time. Hear 
the Musical Clubs, see the fine quality 
of the Roister Doister plays, take part 
in the business meeting of the Asso- 
ciate Alumni, enjoy a good dinner, 
watch the M. A. C. hockey team out- 
skate Amherst, see the relay team and 
the freshman basketball team in ac- 
tion, and then top it all with an ex- 
cellent fraternity initiation banquet. 
What did you say? You'll be here? 

with the gymnasium floor), and some have 
game courts, boxing and wrestling rooms, 
etc., M. A. C. can boast (?) only of a bas- 
ketball floor. 

Thus does the M. A. C. gymnasium com- 
pare with those of New England and 
Eastern Colleges. 


Abstract of an Address" 

BY DR. H. J. WHEELER, '83 

Education, as has been said, "may be 
either mainly esthetic, ethical, intellectual, 
physical, or technical, but to be most satis- 
factory it must develop all these sides of 
human capacity." 

Facts learned in college may be forgot- 
ten; but the gaining of power to deal with 
new or critical questions, to see straight, to 
think effectively and honestly, and to fit 
one's self into a niche where the largest 
service can be rendered, is an accomplish- 
ment worth the best effort of every student. 

Agricultural education gives classified in- 
formation; it develops judgment or wisdom; 
it is well fitted to develop constructive crea- 
tive ability; and it should develop at the 
same time as effectively as other types of 
education that most necessary element, 
character, which enters so vitally into all 
the relations of human life. 

The natural sciences offer abundant scope 
for the development of that most important 
faculty, imagination. It is not enough to 
tell the student of geology that coal usually 
occurs in seams alternating with limestone, 
shale, slate, or sandstone. On the contrary, 
the student should be led to reason for him- 
self and conclude what must have occurred 
to render this possible. It is not alone the 
writer, the musician, and the artist who 
must be endowed with imagination; it is 
equally important for the practical farmer 
who is continually face to face with new 
problems and difficulties; it is essential to 
the business man who must meet new situa- 
tions at every turn; it is the greatest asset 
of men engaged in research work of what- 
ever kind. 

In the four-year course in agriculture 
there will always be a large percentage of 
men who will enter teaching, agricultural 
research, business related to agriculture, 
agricultural extension, or the various allied 
sciences, such as chemistry, entomology, 
and botany; and for them one of the first 
requisites is familiarity with the literature 
of the respective subjects. Too often what 
little knowledge the college graduate pos- 
sesses of these matters has been gained 
merely by chance. While the cultivation 
of the memory and the ability to absorb and 
retain facts is of great moment, it is far 
more important to know where information 
in any desired line may be found most 
readily and expeditiously. 

To the attainment of this end a knowledge 
of French and German is absolutely essen- 
tial. No man can expect to do teaching or 
successful research work of the highest or- 
der who has no access to original articles 
in both languages. 

When the college graduate comes m con- 
tact with the industries and the real things 
of life, costs must be considered first of all 

*This~ acticle is an abstract of an address to the 
undergraduates of M. A. C on November 23, 1922. 
Continued on page 2. 

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Frederick William Morris, '72 

Mr. Frederick W. Morris died at his home, 
71 East 92nd St., New York City, October 
20, 1921. 

He was born in Springfield, Mass., May 2, 
1850, and belonged to one of the oldest and 
most respected families of the Connecticut 
Valley, his father being Henry Morris, 
judge of the old Court of Common Pleas 
of Massachusetts, that preceded the Su- 
perior Court. 

After leaving College, Mr. Morris en- 
gaged in the book business in Springfield, 
but soon removed to New York where he 
was a broker and dealer in rare books. 

He was an expert in his line and was a 
familiar figure at book auction sales for 
more than forty years, acted as purchasing 
agent for a number of public libraries and 
private book-collectors, and was a bidder at 
practically every book auction held in New 
York, Boston and Philadelphia. 

Fred Morris will be remembered by his 
college friends as being much interested in 
college athletics and for his genial and 
sunny disposition which drew men to him. 
These characteristics were invaluable to him 
during his last years while suffering the 
affliction of failing eyesight, which resulted 
in total blindness. He is survived by a 
widow and two sons. 

Daniel P. Cole, '72. 

"Argonauta Boat Club" of Bergers Point, 
N. J., and was stroke of its four oared crew 
when it won the amateur championship, in 
1874, at Philadelphia. 

An unfortunate loss of several fingers 
from one hand, through an accidental gun- 
shot while on a hunting tour, necessitated 
his retiring as oarsman. He went back to 
Sandwich, became a cranberry grower, and 
continued in that occupation till the end. 

All interests of humanity were dear to 
him, especially those of the college. Head 
and front of athletics and founder of the 
"M. A. C. Navy" while a student he was 
always a champion of educational athletics 
and was gratified to find such growth and 
enthusiasm throughout the institution when- 
ever he returned for class reunions. 

Fred Eldred was held in high esteem by 
everybody and everybody was his friend. 
In the sight of all men he did justly, loved 
kindness and walked humbly. 

Charles Wellington, '73. 

Frederick Cornelius Eldred, '73 

Frederick Cornelius Eldred was born in 
Sandwich, Mass., January 7, 1849, and died 
there November 23, 1922, aged 73 years and 
10 months. 

During his years at M. A. C. college in- 
terest in rowing, in this country, was 
greater than ever before or since. Every 
college of note sought to establish and equip 
a "college navy," and nearly all colleges of 
New England and New York were thus out- 

Eldred masterfully guided the instruction 
in rowing at M. A. C, at first in the "gym- 
nasium" on the third floor of the old chem- 
ical laboratory, and then in shells on the 
Connecticut at North Hadley. 

During the fall and spring he took his 
men over to the river, four miles away, in 
a one-horse wagon several times a week for 
practice. By the summer of 1871 he had 
produced an exceptionally fine crew, con- 
sisting of George Leonard, '71, bow, A. D. 
Norcross, '71, G. H. Allen, '71, H. B. Simp- 
son, '73, F. M. Somers, '72, F. C. Eldred, 
'73, stroke. 

In the intercollegiate regatta of American 
colleges at Ingleside, just north of Spring- 
field, on July 21, 1871, three institutions 
participated — M. A. C, Harvard, and Brown, 
— and the respective crews finished in the 
order named, amid great enthusiasm of the 
many friends of the "farmer's college". The 
newspapers liberally praised "the wonderful 
stroke oarsman and his crew." 

After graduation at M. A. C, Eldred, for 
several years, was in business in New York 
City, at first as insurance broker and later 
as dealer in woodenware. During most of 
this period he practiced rowing, joined the i 

Ansel Wass Paine, w'87 
Ansel Wass Paine — "Dude" Paine, as he 
was familiarly known by his college mates, 
— entered M. A. C. from Boston in Septem- 
ber, 1883. Possessed of an unusually fine 
physique and of engaging personality he 
soon found his place in the student life of 
the college. He was of a likable type and 
readily made friends wherever he went. Of 
a cheerful and happy disposition, somewhat 
optimistic, he was inclined to look on the 
bright side of life and, although handi- 
capped financially, he made a good fight for 
the education he felt he needed. He was 
not especially prominent in college athletics 
or in college activities but was always ready 
to do his bit when the time came. 

While in college he became much inter- 
ested in poultry and in his Junior Year, as 
those of his day well knew, his attempt to 
raise chickens by the incubator method in 
an unoccupied room on the top floor of old 
south dormitory resulted one cold snowy 
night in early February in the possibility 
of the erection of the present structure. 

Mr. Paine soon after left college and con- 
nected himself with the hardware business 
in Boston and also tried his hand at farm- 
ing in a nearby town. Later he obtained 
an appointment as inspector in the Chinese 
Inspection Service serving in the far West 
and later stationed in Buffalo where he re- 
mained until obliged, about 1915, to resign 
on account of ill health. In May, 1920, it 
was reported to his class secretary that he 
was afflicted with creeping paralysis and 
practically helpless though his mind was 
not affected and that he was being cared 
for in a private sanatarium in Buffalo. The 
news of his death, therefore, did not come 
as a surprise and while we regret his pass- 
ing — the passing of one who was in many 
ways of the ideal type of manhood — we 
must feel that it was for the best and we 
who knew him will remember him as he 
was when he was with us pud of vs in 
college life. F. H. Fowler, '87. 

Lyman Arthur Ransehausen, w'05 

L. Arthur Ransehausen was born in 
Barre, Mass., December 26, 1881, the son of 
the late John C. and Mrs. Joan Ransehau- 
sen. He was prepared for college in Spring- 
field High School, and in the fall of 1901, 
entered the Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege with the class of 1905, remaining one 
year. He finished his collegiate education 
at Cornell University. After graduation he 
was a chemist for the Springfield Gas Light 
Company and later Chief Chemist for the 
Sanitary District of Chicago. He was a 
member of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity 
and rarely missed a class reunion. 

For several years he suffered from the 
effects of a nervous breakdown, and died 
May 20, 1922. Besides his mother of 
Springfield, Mass., he leaves a brother, Ed- 
ward B. Ransehausen, of San Francisco, 

Lewell S. Walker, '05. 

The following deaths have been reported: 
Herbert H. Jenney, w'14, September 27, 
1922. Perley B. Jordan, '16. 

Fundamentals of an Agricultural 

Continued from page 1 

and the bearing of cost features as well as 
the problems of marketing often over- 
shadow mere production. 

The seminar idea should be more gener- 
ally introduced into college work, since it 
affords an exceptional opportunity for the 
establishment of ideal sympathetic relations 
between student and professor and a splen- 
did antidote for the rather dogmatic instruc- 
tion of the classroom. It also furnishes the 
finest sort of inspiration to the senior or 
other advanced agricultural student. 

Graduate or undergraduate research work 
should have as its chief aim the teaching of 
the methods of research in the most effec- 
tive way; whereas in the Experiment Sta- 
tions, research must have a direct utili- 
tarian bearing. College research should in- 
clude familiarity with the important scien- 
tific journals as well as the careful taking 
of notes and the writing up of results for 
all this is good preparation for the work 
of making reports, which is an important 
factor in all large undertakings of every 
kind in later life. 

Early and narrow specialization in an ag- 
ricultural college is just as undesirable as 
it proved to be at Harvard until the present 
system was adopted; for, as has been said, 
it tends to develop a type of scientific mind 
that is "as much to be guarded against as 
the credulous and ignorant." 

Many of our colleges fail to give the stu- 
dent a proper outlook upon his subject be- 
fore he begins it; for example, a few well 
chosen lectures on the history of chemistry, 
showing its development, applications, and 
ramifications are necessary to awaken 
proper initial enthusiasm for the subject. 

Both two-year and four-year men should 
have continuous training in English compo- 
sition, and all written exercises in all sub- 
jects should be returned to the student with 
blue-pencilled or red-inked corrections of 
the English. Students should not find their 
later progress in life arrested by inability 
to write correct English. 

The two-year men especially, and fresh- 
men if possible, should be taught by the 
best informed and most experienced teach- 
ers; and for the short-course students, the 
teacher should also have had wide practical 
experience, which can be gained only by 
contact with the best farmers in several 
states, for provincialism has no place today 
in agricultural education. 

The colleges should not fail to give some 
practical instruction in matters of banking, 
ordinary business, and types of investments, 
so that the graduate may not be sent out 
an easy prey to the bulls and bears and 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, December 25, 1922 

vendors of worthless securities. Since few 
students know just what their future career 
will be, the years in college should be de- 
voted primarily to laying a broad, sound, 
and sure foundation. 

H. J. Wheeler, 'S3. 


BY R. L. JONES, '20 

Three years participation in undergradu- 
ate activities, though they were non-ath- 
letic, has given me an opportunity to form 
certain ideas concerning the place and value 
of various phases of college life at M. A. C. 
A knowledge of Old Aggie's traditions as 
well as a familiarity with her present ath- 
letic administration, prompts me to reply in 
no uncertain terms to the recent article in 
the Alumni Bulletin, entitled, "Are Athletics 
Overstressed at M. A. C?" 

The aim and end of the college of today 
should be the turning out of clean, forceful, 
fearless, intelligent men; and intercollegiate 
athletics should be subservient to this ideal. 

I firmly believe that athletics at M. A. C. 
are not an end in themselves; but, that they 
are carried on as an essential part of a 
sound educational policy, and are supervised 
by a thoroughly competent general man- 
ager, and taught by capable coaches. Win- 
ning teams are not the goal. Beyond the 
success of this or that team is the knowl- 
edge that its individual members know what 
it means to fight, to play clean, and to ac- 
cept the result as true sportsmen. 

The statement, made concerning a recent 
Aggie basketball team, that, "you looked 
like all that the term 'gentlemen in sport' 
implies," is a worthwhile and lasting tribute. 
It means far more, not only to the mem- 
bers of that team but to all Aggie men who 
know of it, than all the games won or lost 
that season. An athletic policy which 
turns out this kind of teams is, incidentally, 
a big, live advertisement for any college. 

For want of a better definition, let "col- 
lege spirit" be termed "an enthusiasm, born 
of love of Alma Mater, and based upon past 
accomplishments and traditions." It is but 
natural that this enthusiasm should find its 
outlet in that form of activity which has 
the most thrills, in that game which gives 
the red-blooded college man the biggest op- 
portunity to yell. If country-wide collegiate 
interest and attendance figures mean any- 
thing, that game is football. It is not to 
be wondered at then, that the gridiron 
forms the nucleus of college spirit, each 

I believe that every activity, both ath- 
letic and non-athletic, has its place at Ag- 
gie, as it has in every institution. Every 
activity has its educational value. The stu- 
dent who realizes this, who takes sufficient 
time from his books to make good in some- 
thing not in the curriculum, gets the more 
complete and better balanced development. 
It is apparent, however, that unless student 
activities are left to the individual's own 
decision, they cease to be of value. They 
must afford self development through self 
selection. This they do at M. A. C, since 
the student can "try out" for whatever he 

This is an ideal situation, and because it 
is true; because all activities are thus open 
to selection; and because the athletic activi- 
ties are seasonal, the "alarmist theory" of 
an obliteration of certain phases of college 
life at Massachusetts Aggie, seems entirely 

Robert L. Jones, '20. 


Pittsfield, Mass. 

On the 24th of November nine alumni or- 
ganized a club. R. M. Gibbs, '12 was elected 
president, and Richard A. Waite, '21 secre- 
tary. A committee of three — D. F. Carpen- 
ter, '86, G. N. Willis, '05, and R. W. Hurl- 
burt, '18 — was elected to look after the in- 
terests of the three sections of Berkshire 
County. Several alumni are in Pittsfield 
ready to greet M. A. C. men travelling 
through the city. 

Washington, D. C. 

The report of the Washington Alumni 
dinner of November 22 states that forty-six 
alumni and college staff members and their 
wives were present. This was the largest 
gathering of M. A. C. followers ever held 
south of New York City. President Butter- 
field attended the dinner. The following- 
officers were elected for the coming year: 
President, Dr. E. A. Back, '04; Vice Presi- 
dent, C. A. Bowman, '81; Secretary-Treas- 
urer, H. C. Brewer, '13; Choragus, C. M. 
Walker, '99; Club Reporter, P. J. Binks, '18. 

'18. — H. Raymond Baker is Associate 
Professor of Bacteriology at the University 
of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 

w'18. — Walter G. Fletcher is Assistant 
Superintendent of the Rockefeller Farm at 
Greenwich, Connecticut. 


w'86 — Alfred B. Copeland, formerly of 
Russell, Mass., is now a florist and grower 
of plants at Taveres, Florida. 

'93 — F. H. Henderson is superintendent of 
the F. M. Kirby Park of the city of Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa. 

'99 — Frederic A. Merrill is a Specialist 
in Agricultural Education with the States 
Relations Service, United States Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 

'01 — J. C. Barry is now located with the 
General Electric Co., at Erie, Pa. 

w'04 — The September-October issue of the 
Franklin County Farmers' Bulletin contains 
an article on the farm and community ac- 
tivities of G. A. Witherell. 

'05 — Fred L. Yeaw is Field Agent in Veg- 
etable Culture for the University of Cali- 
fornia Agricultural Experiment Station. 
He is working primarily on the canning to- 
mato crop at the present time. 

'09 — Oscar C. Bartlett is Field Entomol- 
ogist for the state of Arizona. 

'09 — Harold J. Neale, Superintendent of 
Audubon Park, New Orleans, is taking an 
active part in an association recently 
formed for the development of State Parks 
in Louisiana. Mr. Neale has officiated in a 
number of Tulane University football 
games this year, acting as umpire and head 

'09 — L. G. Willis is a soil chemist in the 
Division of Agronomy, State College Sta- 
tion, Raleigh, N. C. 

'12 — A copy of The McBarneian, the stu- 
dent publication of the McBurney School, 
New York City, of which Thomas Hemen- 
way is Headmaster, was recently received 
by the Alumni Office. Such news about 
alumni and their work are appreciated. 

'12 — George E. Merkle is with Fiske Bros. 
Refining Co., Newark, N. J. They are en- 
gaged in a general business of refining and 
manufacturing petroleum produce, includ- 
ing lubricants and soaps. 

'12 — William E. Philbrick is in landscape 
work with Taylor ('05) & Co., Cleveland, 

'14. — F. W. Read is Chief of the Bureau 
of Standardization, State Department of 
Agriculture, Sacramento, California. 

'14 — Loring H. Jacobs has given up land- 
scape architectural practice, and is now en- 
gaged in produc'ng lumber in New Hamp- 
shire. Mr. Jacobs has been elected a mem- 
ber of the first town planning board in 


Musical Club Concerts 
Dec. 28— Second Congregational Church, 
Melrose Highlands. Concert only. 
Dec. 29 — Annual Boston Alumni Concert 
and Dance. 8 P. M. in the Swiss 
Room, Coply Plaza Hotel. An in- 
formal affair. Tickets sold at the 
door, $2.50 a couple and $1.50 

Fruit Judging 

The Fruit Judging team placed fourth in 
the Eastern College Contest at Pennsyl- 
vania State College, with practically a triple 
tie for second place. The results were: 

West Virginia 91.75% 

Maryland 87.49 % 

Pennsylvania 87.44% 

M. A. C 87.26% 

New Jersey 83.33% 

Ohio 81.18% 

Winter Track Schedule 

Jan. 20— (Mid Winter Alumni Day) Relay 
with Williams at M. A. C. 

Feb. 3— B. A. A. meet at Boston. Relay 
probably with New Hampshire. 

Mar. 8 — Indoor meet with Northeastern at 
the Boston Y. M. C. A. 

Varsity Hockey 
Jan. 17 — Williams at Williamstown. 

20— (Mid Winter Alumni Day) Am- 
herst at M. A. C. 
23 — American School of Osteopathy at 

M. A. C. 
26 — Hamilton at Clinton, N. Y. 
27— Cornell at Ithaca. 
Feb. 3 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 
9— Rensselaer P. I. at Troy. 
10— Army at West Point. 
14 — Yale at New Haven. 
Pending— Bates and Harvard at Boston. 

J. J. McCarthy, '21, Captain of the B. 
A. A. Hockey team and J. G. Hutchinson, 
'14, of the Boston Hockey Club will assist 
Coach H. L. Collins, '22. 


Basketball Schedule 

6— Middlebury at M. A. C. 

10 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 

13 — Northeastern at M. A. C. 

20— Tufts at Medford. 

24 — Wesleyan at Middletown. 

27 — New Hampshire at M. A. C. 

31 — Harvard at Cambridge. 
Feb. 3— M. I. T. at M. A. C. 

7 — Worcester P. I. at Worcester. 

10— St. Lawrence at M. A. C. 

13— Trinity at Hartford. 

17— Rhode Island at M. A. C. 

23— Hamilton at M. A. C. 
Mar. 3— Tufts at M. A. C. 

'15 — Ralph P. Hotis, assistant Market 
Milk Specialist in the United States De- 
partment of Agriculture, is co-author of two 
bulletins — "Cost of Milk Production in Ver- 
mont" and "Cost of Milk Production in 

'15 — W. R. Sears is in the employ of 
Olmstead Brothers. He is located at Redon- 
do Beach, California. 

'15 — I. B. Simon is Assistant Director of 
Physical Education at the High School, Fort 
Smith, Arkansas. 

'16. — Arthur E. Hendry is at Conyers 
Farm, Greenwich, Connecticut. 

'16. — Conrad H. Lieber is Research Bac- 
teriologist at the Digestive Ferments Com- 
pany, Detroit, Michigan. 

'17. — Henry G. Dunham is Director of 
the Bacteriological Laboratory, Digestive 
Ferments Company, Detroit, Michigan. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, December 25, 1922 


'18 — A daughter, Barbara Cushing, to 
Mr. and Mrs. Weston C. Thayer on Novem- 
ber 18, 1922. 

'20 — A daughter, Jean, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Milo R. Bacon on November 16, 1922. 

'20 — A son, Carroll Vernon, to Mr. and 
Mrs. F. E. Cole, Jr., on November 12, 1922. 


'19 — Hall B. Carpenter to Marguerite W. 
Carpenter on November 30, 1922, at St. 
Johnsbury, Vermont. 


'76. — G. A. Parker of Hartford, Conn, is 
superintendent of Parks in that city. 

w'76 — E. G. Preston is an Electric Engineer 
for the Electric Light Plant of Auburn, N. Y. 

'93. — Luther W. Smith is connected with the 
Farm Mortgage department of the First 
National Bank of Chicago, travelling in Illinois 
and Iowa. 

W "'<)T- — Austin H. Fittz is an instructor at the 
Babson Institute, Wellesley Hills. 
<*s '05. — A. R. Paul is at Bangor, Pa. engaged in 
the production of fruit and honey. 
. w'08. — C. H. Chadwick is now a division 
engineer in charge of the statistical division of 
a constructing and consulting engineering 

'08. — Frank E. Hutchings of Lynn, is a train- 
ing officer at the Boston Veteran's Bureau. 

'08.— Theoren L. Warner of Sunderland, is 
one of the vice presidents of the Connecticut 
Valley Tobacco Asssciation. He is also one 
of the directors of the association. 

'10. — S. W. Mendum is Junior Economist 
with the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 
United States Department of Agriculture, 
Washington, D. C. 

'10. — George W. Paulsen is now teacher of 
Physics at White Plains High School, White 
Plains, N.Y. 

'11. — Roland H. Patch is Assistant Professor 
of Floriculture at the Connecticut Agricultural 
College, Storrs, Conn. 

'11. — Raymond L. Whitney is Head Farmer 
at the Westboro State Hospital. 

'13. — L. W. Burby is Superintendent of 
schools in Nehawka, Nebraska. 

'13. — J. Dudley French is salesman for 
Anderson, Clayton & Co. of Boston, merchants 
in raw cotton. 

'13.— H. F. Jones is vice president of the 
United Sugar Companies at Los Mochis, Sin- 
aloa, Mexico. He is also American Consular 

'16. — Gilbert W. Rich is teaching Physics 
and Chemistry at Dean Academy, Franklin. 

'16. — Henry M. Walker is president of the 
Stetson Coal Company, Boston, of the Somer- 
ville Coal Company, Somerville, and also of the 
J. N. Cowin & Company, Inc., Medford. 

'16.— R. S. Wetherbee of Rochester, N. H. is 
County Agricultural Agent for Strafford 

'16. — Raymond C. Eldredge, who was form- 
erly foreman of the Littlefield-Wyman Nurs- 
eries, North Abington, is now with Carbone, 
Incorporated, florist and importer. Boston. 


'17 — Ralph C. Holder, research Chemist 
for the Collis Products Co., is author of the 
United States Department of Agriculture 
Bulletin 1952, "Rations for Feeding Poultry 
in the Packing House." He is also joint- 
author of two articles, "Baker's Yeast as a 
Food for Man" and "Utilization of Soy 
Bean and Corn Proteins as Affected by 
Suitable Mineral Supplements." 

'17— Frank W. Mayo is Principal of Shel- 
ton (Conn.) High School. The football team 
at this high school has had a very success- 
ful season. 

'18 — F. A. Carlson, who received the de- 
gree of Ph.D. at Cornell in June, 1922, is 
now Assistant Professor of Soil Technology 
at the University of California, Davis, 

'19 — Gunnar E. Erickson is a student at 
Boston University, School of Business Ad- 

'19. — Chester D. Stevens is an Agricul- 
tural Statistician in the United States De- 
partment of Agriculture. 

'19 — iSeSlis Skinner is travelling for the 
Montreal Florists' Exchange. 

'20. — H. W. Hamlin is corresponding for 
the Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company 
in the state of Pennsylvania. 

'20 — Morton H. Cassidy is a high school 
teacher in New Britain, Conn. 

'21 — I. E. Gray is a graduate assistant in 
zoology at the University of Wisconsin. 

'21 — Edward B. Newton is teaching at 
Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Maine. 

'21 — Laurence Pratt is at Stamford Uni- 
versity, California, doing graduate work in 

'21. — Robert M. Gould is Supervisor of 
the Northern Berkshire Cow-Testing Asso- 

'21. — Edward B. Landis is with Moon's 
Nurseries at Morrisville, Pa. 

'21. — John D. Snow, who is with the 
United States Department of Agriculture, 
has been traveling through the South and 
Middle West for the past year. He was in 
Nebraska all summer. 

'22 — E. Warren Chapin is teaching al- 
gebra, trigonometry, physics, and biology in 
the High School at Montpelier, Vermont. 

'22 — Francis W. Hussey is in the land- 
scape department of the B. H. Farr Nur- 
series Co., of Wyomissing, Pa. 

'22 — Irving R. Knapp is an instructor of 
dairy husbandry at Pennsylvania State Col- 
lege, State College, Pa. 

'22 — John N. Lewandowsky is teaching at 
the Shelton (Conn.) High School. 

'22 — Howard J. Shaughnessy is an in- 
structor in public health, Yale University, 
New Haven, Conn. 

'22. — Roger Acheson is with a market 
gardening establishment in Arlington. 

'22. — Leslie D. Bent is dairyman at the 
Brook Farm, Lenox. 

'22. — Harry G. Lindquist is in the Dairy 
Department, University of Maryland, Col- 
lege Park, Maryland. 

'22. — Joseph T. Sullivan is a graduate 
assistant in agricultural chemistry at New 
Hampshire State 'College. 

'22. — Miss Margaret Perry is at Macdon- 
ald College, Quebec, Canada. 


'06 — Richard Wellington is the author of 
"Technical Bulletin No. 6" of the Minne- 
sota Experiment Station: "Comparison of 
First Generation Tomato Crosses and Their 
Parents." Professor Wellington is now as- 
sociated with the Agricultural Experiment 
Station at Geneva, New York. 

'08 — Dr. H. K. Hayes of the Minnesota 
Agricultural Experiment Station is senior 
author of a paper "The Effects of Self-Fer- 
tilization on Timothy," published in the No- 
vember issue of the Journal of the American 
Society of Agronomy. 

'13 — Professor O. G. Anderson of Purdue 
University is co-author of a book entitled 
"Control Measures for Insects and Diseases 
Attacking Horticultural Plants." 

'15 — Franklin W. Marsh tells in Science 
for September 29, 1922, "How to Make a 
Clear Beef Agar for Bacteriological Use." 

Faculty — "Visualized Study," by W. R. 
Hart, Professor of Agricultural Education, 
in_ the October-November, 1922, issue of 
Visual Education is a description of the 
method of conducting the classes in County 
Agent Work at M. A. C. 

Copies of the October issue of the 
Alumni Bulletin are wanted. If any- 
one has a copy to spare they will be 
appreciated. Mail to the Alumni Of- 
fice, M. A. C. 


'19.— Carlton Blanchard is to coach athletics 
at the Massee Country School in Stamford, 
Conn., this winter. 

'19. — Ralph T. Howe has been appointed 
secretary to the President Hetzel of New 
Hampshire State College, Durham, N. H. 

'19.— George N. Peck is herdsman at the 
Killingly Farm, Barre, where pure bred Jerseys 
are raised. 

'19.— Errol C. Perry is a cow tester for the 
Claremont and Lebanon Cow Testing Associa- 
tion at Claremont, N. H. 

'19. — Marion G. Pulley is assistant Super- 
visor of Egg Standardization work. She is 
now located in Jefferson City, Mo., working on 
a state wide standardization program, the first 
of its kind in the country. 

'20. — Robert L. Jones is an assistant in 
Chemistry at the Experiment Station. Kings- 
ton, R. I. 

'20.— Allan C. Williams is an agricultural in- 
structor at the Lawrence High School, 

'21. — George W. Edman is a reporter for the 
Springfield U?u'ou, Springfield. He has been 
assigned to West Springfield. 

'95.— H. A. Ballou is with the West Indian 
Agricultural College, St. Augustine, Trinidad, 
B. W. I. 

w'21. — Julian D. Smith graduated from the 
University of Illinois in 1921. He received 
practical experience after graduation at the 
Joseph H. Hill Company, Richmond, Indiana. 
He is now employed as a rose grower by the 
Dailledanze Brothers, florists, Brooklyn, N. Y. 1 

'22. — Frank Kokoski has the position of 1 
analyst at the M. A. C. Experiment Station. 

'22. — Rowland P. Smith is an analytical 
chemist for Wiley Company, Baltimore, Md. 

'22. — George A. Cotton is in the Market 
Gardening business with his brother at 

'22. — Belding E. Jackson is teaching in the 
Belchertown High School, Belchertown. 

'22. — Edward W. Martin is teaching at the 
Central Village, Conn., High School. 



Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, January 25, 1923 

No. 6 


What Is the Meaning of Life 

BY DR. R. E. TORREY '12 
Five years ago the writer of this article 
was called upon one Alumni Day to address 
the Science Division of M. A. C. Fearful 
of stage-fright and failure before an audi- 
ence which in earlier years had held him 
in terrorized subjection, he unfortunately 
committed his remarks to writing. After 
five years the yellowed copy of those notes 
has been exhumed and your Editor has 
asked him to bring out a rescension for the 
pages of the Alumni Bulletin. 

Five years ago the subject of the address 
was: The Interesting Science of Life. Two 
main questions were posited at the outset 
and since in their very nature they are 
questions which admit of no catergorical 
answer but in one form or another challenge 
every generation, it will not be amiss to 
consider them here again before a wider 
audience. The questions were: 

1. What is the meaning of Life and what 
is man's correct relation to Life? 

2. What is the best training through 
which a student in an Agricultural College 
may attain to this correct relation? 

Involved in the very heading of this ar- 
ticle there lies a paradox for the question 
may legitimately be raised: Is life really 
so interesting after all ? There can be no 
question that the child finds interest in the 
world and that this interest is carried for- 
ward into school and college. To be sure 
many fail in the schools but this is largely 
due to the fact that they are incapable of 
rising to the level demanded by the environ- 
ment. They are destined to take their place 
in the group of "under men" in whose in- 
crease a recent writer sees such a menace 
to civilization. 

As we study the college student at close 
hand, however, it is often to be noted that 
about the third or fourth year of the course 
his interest begins to wane and a note of 
doubt and distrust appears in his conversa- 
tion. Part of this is due to uncertainty 
regarding the future, part is a correlative 
of the type of work which an agricultural 
college sees fit to impose in the last two 
years of the curriculum; but that these are 
not the main causes is proved by the fact 
that the same phenomenon is evident in the 
liberal colleges where the young man's fu- 
ture is more often assured and where the 
standards of the last two years are more 
rigorous than those of the first two. This 
curious development is confined largely to 
the most brilliant students — men who stand 
head and shoulders above their fellows — 
hence there can be no question as to their 
ability to adapt themselves to the exigen- 
cies of the curriculum. I have seen this 
attitude develop in later years of graduate 
study into complete disillusionment and 

Such undergraduate uneasiness does not 
often affect the average student though 
later in life, caught in the net of thwarted 
Continued on page 2. 



Few alumni realize the seriousness 
of the situation in which the Memorial 
Building Fund now stands. On the 
one hand are liabilities of $26,200, a 
note for moneys borrowed from a 
bank in order to pay the contractor. 
On the other hand are unpaid pledges 
amounting to $41,261.41. Yes! the 
latter figure is a little higher than the 
liabilities represented by the note but 
this margin is gradually and rapidly 
being eaten up by interest charges 
and the expenses of collection. In- 
terest amounts to $125 each month. 
Fully 15% of the payments collected 
during the last three months have 
been used to pay interest charges and 
expenses of collection incurred during 
the same three months. Then again, 
can we collect every cent of the 
pledges ? 

The situation is so serious that the 
Executive Committee, after careful 
consideration, has decided to ask for 
authority to collect pledges by legal 
means if they see fit to do so. 

Facing a condition like this, it is 
certainly encouraging to open the mail 
in the morning and find a check for 
$125 as an additional contribution 
from an alumnus in Chicago, or to 
find several checks for payment of 
pledges in arrears with a little extra 
thrown in for interest. 

The alumni are still solidly back of 
the undertaking, they will see it 
through, but many do not realize what 
the failure to meet their pledge 
promptly means. 


At the regular monthly meeting of the 
Executive Committee, the second of the 
month, the following business was trans- 

1. The invitation of Coach Gore to appoint 
a committee to study athletic conditions 
at M. A. C. was accepted and it was 
voted to appoint such a committee. 

2. The monthly budget report showed total 
receipts of $1814.15 and total expendi- 
tures of $1124.20, leaving a cash bal- 
ance of $689.95. 

3. The membership report indicated that 
616 alumni had paid the current year's 
membership fee, 317 were one year in 
arrears, 66 two years in arrears, and 
118 three years in arrears. 

4. It was voted to instruct the Assistant 
Secretary to collect $1000 more in dues 
and sustaining memberships. 

5. A report of the results of letters sent 
to those in arrears on Memorial Build- 
ing pledge payments was considered and 
it was voted to ask the Associate Al- 
umni at the time of the Mid- Winter 
Alumni Day meeting for authority to 
collect Memorial Building pledges and 
to have blank forms prepared for ex- 
tension of credit. 

OF M. A. C. 

Who and What They Are 


A little more than a year and a half 
ago the College inaugurated the system of 
Town Representatives and today there are 
representatives of the College in 255 of the 
362 townships of the State. Before long 
nearly every town will be represented. 

What is a Town Representative of M. 
A. C. ? He is the representative of the Col- 
lege in his town. He is a clearing house 
of information. He tells boys and girls, 
and men and women, of the educational 
possibilities of the College. He is on the 
other hand a representative of the town 
to the College. He brings to the College 
suggestions and criticisms, requests for in- 
formation or assistance and all such mat- 
ters. He advises the College on local con- 
ditions affecting publicity. 

Who are selected as Town Representa- 
tives? Leading men and women in. the 
community, selected by the County Agent 
or someone else who knows who the influ- 
ential people are. They may be leading 
farmers, school superintendents, business 
men — it matters little what — all are out- 
standing personalities whose word carries 
weight. About one-third of the Town Rep- 
resentatives already appointed are alumni 
of the College, many others are relatives 
of alumni, some have taken short courses, 
and others are connected with the Exten- 
sion Service. 

By sending them all publications and an- 
nouncements issued by the College, by pub- 
lishing a monthly Town Representative 
news letter, by county and other meetings 
of Town Representatives, and by personal 
correspondence it is planned to make of 
each Town Representative a person sympa- 
thetic to and well informed about the Col- 

Several definite objectives have been 
placed before these representatives: A boy 
a year to enter M. A. C. from each town, 
a group of high school pupils to attend High 
School Day each year, a boy to attend the 
summer camp, an excursion of older people 
to the campus during the summer months, 
arranging for an occasional speaker from 
the College, and arranging local study 
groups in connection with the Extension 
Service. There is plenty of work for Town 
Representatives. The granting of scholar- 
ships by local organizations, publicity in 
local papers, handling traveling exhibits of 
the College — these and many other activi- 
ties, many of which have been suggested by 
Town Representatives, themselves. _ _ 

The Town Representative plan is still m 
its infancy but its future promises much. 
Gradually a real workable system is being 

w '19 — Frederick Schenkelberger has been 
promoted from New England salesman to 
manager of the New York office of the 
Safepack Mills, manufacturers of water- 
proof paper and prepared roofing. 

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Word has been received of the deaths of: 

'91 — Frank Lyman Arnold on December 
21, 1922, at North Woburn. 

w'96— Dr. Walter J. Curley. 

The report of the death of Perley B. Jordan 
'16, in the last issue of the Bulletin, is incorrect. 

The Interesting Science 

Continued from page 1 

hopes and desires or in the boredom of 
hopes realized and desires fulfilled even our 
100% American Babbits come dangerously 
close to the actual formulation of the age- 
old question: Is life worth living? Arnold 
Bennett has said that the average man's 
first thought when he awakes in the "morn- 
ing is: "Another day, Oh Lord! what a 

Now, paradoxical as it may seem, this is 
one of the most hopeful signs of the times, 
and yet such phenomena must be appalling 
to all our long-winded and solemn doctors 
of the body politic who assure us that in 
their proposed economic Utopia all people 
will possess goods and leisure and will be 
content. For it seems that we witness most 
of this peculiar type of unhappiness among 
those who are well provided with worldly 
goods and with the best intellectual training 
which the schools can give. 

To understand the meaning of life would 
seem to be the special business of the Biolo- 
gist. Let us then turn to him and ask 
him what is the matter with the human or- 

As the Biologist looks out upon the drama 
of creation he is impressed by two con- 
trasted aspects of the changing show. On 
the one hand he witnesses the evolution of 
forms and he builds up a science of com- 
parative morphology; on the other hand he 
cannot deny a psycho-mental evolution 
which goes on hand in hand with the phys- 
ical transformations, and he builds up the 
sciences of physiology and psychology. He 
realizes that the psychical life of the lower 
organisms is expressed almost wholly in 
direct responses to environal stimuli and he 
infers from analogy with his own conscious- 
ness that such reflexes are accompanied by 
diffused and vague sensations of well-being 
or discomfort. With the higher organisms 
however, it becomes evident that sensations 
have ta,ken on an increased vividness and 
are sought for their own sakes. With man 
still another element enters the psychic 
complex and mind comes into being. At 
first its activities are fitful and serve only 
to enhance the sensuous life but later it 
deals objectively with concrete reality and 
finally penetrates the world of abstract 

As the mental activities of the unfolding 
Life Power begin to surge up into con- 
sciousness the organism — man — enters a 
world of delights and satisfactions which 
again are of a keener order than has been 
known before. He studies the physical fur- 
niture of his universe; he names, he meas- 
ures, he catalogues, he brings order into the 
apparent chaos of facts, and he calls the 
result Science. He studies the range of his 

own endeavors, of human hopes, dreams, 
aspirations, and thus the Humanities arise. 
With vivid pleasure he ranges through his 
mental world; he pushes his explorations 
into the still unknown parts of his domain; 
he harnesses the forces of nature to his 
will and he exclaims; Behold a Civilization! 
It should be noted, however, that never 
in the whole range of its evolution has the 
organism wholly shaken off the old layers 
of consciousness when taking on the new. 
Man is not pure intellect; reflexes still con- 
trol his vegetative activities; passions and 
desires still rage through his emotional na- 
ture. Yet he instinctively feels that these 
are all to be subdued and dominated and 
made subject to his mind. It is at this 
point that a shadow begins to steal across 
the sky. The battle with the brute is more 
often lost than won; degradation and misery 
result if he tries to turn back to the levels 
of sensation. Furthermore, when flushed 
with his former intellectual successes he 
essays to penetrate yet more deeply into 
his universe, into the problems of substance, 
origins, causes, destinies, he finds himself 
beset with a haunting sense of insufficiency 
and insecurity. He wearies of cataloguing 
phenomena as endless as the sands of the 
sea-shore. Then there creeps upon him the 
nostalgia so characteristic of all advanced 
civilizations and he begins to ask the age 
old question: Is life worth living? He 
sees the discoveries of science applied to 
creating new methods of self-indulgence for 
the beast he would fain escape; he witnesses 
a growing complexity in physical civiliza- 
tion against which the "under men" of his 
race revolt; he sees "red ruin and the 
breaking up of laws" and finally his civili- 
zation slips slowly down to barbarism. This 
is no fanciful theory: Eight separate times, 
says Flinders-Petrie, during 12000 years, 
civilization has reached the stage of science 
and wealth and then it has succumbed. By 
all analogy with the past we are witnessing 
the same beginning of the end. 

In broader and more general terms the 
biologist might state the situation as fol- 
lows: For ages Life has been fighting a 
winning battle with matter, ever raising it 
against great odds from its state of passiv- 
ity and inertia to a condition of dynamism 
and activity. Thwarted at almost every 
turn by the retrogressive tendency, or the 
tendency of the form to set and harden, the 
Life Principle has laborously evolved group 
after group only to see the latest creation 
sink into sleep and slide backward to death. 
The forms were beautiful as all forms 
through which life has worked are bound 
to be, but the beauty became static. What 
happened to the crinoids, the trilobites, the 
stegoeephals, or the reptilian monsters of 
the Mesozoic ? Take any explanation we 
like: say that through extreme specializa- 
tion they reached a structural impasse and 
with changed environments were unable to 
readjust themselves; or say that the impulse 
of evolution which started that particular 
group was exhausted, or say simply that the 
forms were lazy and lay down on the job — 
the fact remains that they were tossed on 
the rubbish pile and abandoned by the Crea- 
tive Fire, which, finding itself walled about 
by a dike of dead forms found a means of 



I have noticed recently in the New York 
papers, an idea which the alumni of Am- 
herst College have just put into effect. 
Their college is giving them reading- 
courses, which they may pursue at their 
leisure, and in subjects that they like best. 
Approximately one-fourth of the alumni 
body has enrolled, and are "going to school" 

It is especially interesting to note that 
by far the greater number has taken read- 
ing material in the humanities, which avow- 
edly do not effect their earning capacity 
to any appreciable extent. 

It ought to be possible for Aggie gradu- 
ates to have similar advantages in this mat- 
ter of reading and studying the subjects 
they are most deeply interested in. Espe- 
cially is this true of the many graduates 
living on farms or in small towns where 
facilities to find books of the right value 
are meager. 

I hope some way can be found by our 
librarian to bring this service to every 
Aggie man who wants it, so that we may 
have the same privileges that the men of 
our sister colleg'e now so richly enjoy. 

Theodore Reumann, '18. 

escape through a still living, sensating type 
and rushed onward toward its goal in the- 
Ocean of Light from which it had originally 

Man, the latest product of evolution, is 
subjected to the same contending pair of 
opposites. Pulling downward are"" the pow- 
erful forces of inertia, fear, intellectual ar- 
rogance. Against these negative forces are 
arrayed the weapons of evolving Life: ac- 
tivity, valor, humility. The tide of life is' 
pressing once more against the barrier of 
dead forms, against scholastic dogmatism, 
cast-iron creeds, pedantic conservatism. For 
life is never static and a final resting place 
in the intellectual life is as impossible as 
in the world of physical sensations. 

Is it clear now why some of us regard 
the phenomena of student unrest as one of 
the most hopeful signs of our educational 
system ? Say that the Tide of Life is press- 
ing against the barriers, or say that the 
Soul is awake and stirring in its prison, 
or that the High Gods are calling — use any 
metaphor we will, the Fact is there; these 
students are growing to mj.nhood's estate 
and are pressing on to their inheritance. 
_ The proof that the intellectual level of 
life can be transcended is very simple — men 
have transcended it. Such men have gone 
beyond mere knowledge and have found 
Wisdom; we call them saints and sages. 
They are the plastic dynamic types which 
have conquered a new world and made their 
adjustments to it; they represent the ulti- 
mate human types — they are the promise 
of what is to come. 

The Interesting Science of Life: It is 
questionable whether life as known by most 
of us is really interesting — is really worth 
while; thus we give the pessimists their due. 
But Life as known to the growing and de- 
veloping organism is an abounding joy. For 
"Life itself has speech and is never silent. 
And its utterance is not, as you that are 
deaf may suppose, a cry: it is a song." 

The above discussion of our subject but 
tries to establish a thesis from which at a 
later date we may attempt to derive an 
answer to the second and very practical 
question of our article viz: What is the 
best training through which a student in 
an agricultural college may attain to the 
correct relation to life? 

Dr. Ray E. Torrey, '12. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, January 25, 1923 


New Short Courses 

Two new courses have been added to the 
Ten-Weeks' Winter School; a course in nur- 
sery practice and a course in dairying. The 
dairy course consists of a group of two 
week courses each dealing with a specific 
phase of dairying, such as butter making 
or milk testing. 

Coming Track Events 

Feb. 3 — Triangular meet with New Hamp- 
shire and Vermont at the B. A. A. 
meet in Boston. 

Feb. 17 — K. of C. meet, Mechanics Build- 
ing, Boston. 

Feb. 22 — Worcester P. I. at Worcester. 

Mar. 8 — Northeastern at Boston Y. M. C. A, 

M. A. C. 32 

M. A. C. 15 

M. A. C. 42 

M. A. C. 10 

M. A. C. 1 

M. A. C. 2 

M. A. C. 1 

Basketball Scores 

Middlebury 14 

Dartmouth 42 

Northeastern 18 

Tufts IS 
Hockey Score 

B. U. 6 

Williams 2 

Amherst 1 

North Dakota Debate 

The North Dakota debating team won a 
2-1 decision from M. A. C. in a debate on 
the question, "Resolved that the Towner- 
Sterling Bill should be enacted into law in 
the United States." North Dakota upheld 
the affirmative. 

1923 Football 

Kenneth A. Salman, '24 has been elected 
captain of the 1923 football team. The 
schedule has been arranged as follows: 
Sept. 29 — Rensselaer P. I. at M. A. C. 
Oct. 6 — Bates at Lewiston. 

20 — Amherst at Pratt Field. 

27 — Wesleyan at Middletown. 
Nov. 3 — Williams at Williamstown. 

10— Stevens at M. A. C. 

17— Tufts at M. A. C. 

Coming Musical Club Concerts 
Feb. 1 — Framingham Normal School. 

2 —Worcester Normal School (an in- 
vitation affair — if interested 
write Thomas Snow, Manager ) 
13— Amherst Town Hall. 
16— Mt. Holyoke College, South Had- 
Mar. 7 — Baptist Church, Springfield. 

Changes in the Faculty 
Major Frederick C. Shnyder, Professor 
of Military Science and Tactics retired from 
the army on December 31, 1922. He has 
been succeeded by Major Herman Kobbe. 
Major Shnyder has conducted the R. 0. 
T. C. admirably while Commandant the past 

Charles \V. Kemp, B. Sc, New Hampshire 
State College, 1910, comes to M. A. C. as 
Field Professor in Teacher Training. Mr. 
Kemp is well acquainted with the teaching 
of agriculture in secondary schools. 

Alumni Advisory Basketball Committee 
E. E. Grayson, '17, Chairman 
L. A. Dole, '15 L. E. Ball, '20 

Forrest Grayson, '18 R. S. Stedman, '20 
R. A. Parkhurst, '19 C. H. Roser, '22 
T. J. Gasser, '18 C. A. Gowdy, '22 

A. M. McCarthy, '19 A. W. Smith, '22 

Goessmann Laboratory as it looks today. 


Letter Awards 
Eleven members of the 1921-22 rifle team 
have been awarded the R M T, two cross 
country letters were awarded, and nineteen 
football men have been granted the major 
sport letter. 

BY L. G. WILLIS, '09 

I have had some experience in football 
as a player, a coach and an official at games 
and I believe that the game is worth all 
it costs the player in time and effort. En- 
thusiasm for and loyalty to the College are 
worthy of cultivation by the whole student 
body and I know of nothing equal to a suc- 
cessful football team as a stimulant to their 

Perhaps we ought to be as enthusiastic 
over a successful debating team or dramatic 
club but the fact is we are not, nor ever 
will be until human nature changes. This 
may be a sorry state of affairs, and perhaps 
college men should not let contests of physi- 
cal skill attract them from the development 
of intellectual well-being, but apparently 
there are many among us who in our "pur- 
suit of happiness" like to pin our loyalty 
to something concrete, such as a college 
with a team that can win games once in 
a while and by scores that can be made 
without the help of three judges and a 

No doubt our advanced thinkers have 
done and can do much in regulating the 
abuses found in college athletics. Not long 
ago it seemed that the winning team was 
the one with the most survivors and the 
score was based on the length of the hos- 
pital lists. Then, football players wore their 
hair bobbed and parted in the middle and 
it was the rule for a team, while travelling 
to act like a crowd of thugs. The welcome 
changes which have produced the present 
high standard in college sports have been 
brought about by gradual processes and in 
conformity with public sentiment. I hope 
that for the future a way may be found 
to keep college football free from taint .of 
commercialism in spite of the income de- 
rived from the enormous attendance at the 
big games. 

Athletic contests are in the world to stay 
and I see no reasonable objection to inter- 
collegiate participation. 

Some years ago we had football schedules 
at M. A." C. that took our team against the 
teams of colleges so much out of our class 
that we could not hope to win a majority 
of the games played. The effect was bad. 
The first object in developing a team is not 
to provide entertainment for the spectators, 
nor to train the men to do their best, but 
to win the games on the schedule, and I 
want to register my approval of the present 
system of arranging the schedule and of the 
coaching system we have had for the past 
few years. .„. , 

L. G. Willis, '09. 


'09— Charles S. Putnam to Sarah A. 
Ward of Providence, R. I., at Honolulu on 
June 24, 1922. 

'18 — Frank J. Binks to Elsie E. Schaefer 
at Washington, D. C, on December 5, 1922. 


'98 — A son, Alan Satterlee, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Randall D. Warden on December 13, 

'17 — A son to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew N. 
Schwab on November 23, 1922. 

w'17 — A son, Harry Oliphant, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Elliott Henderson on November 23, 


'85 — In a recent issue of "The Common 
Health," official organ of the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health, is an article 
by Dr. J. E. Goldthwaite on "Good Posture 
as the Basis of Health." 

'90 — H. D. Haskins is the author of two 
reports printed in the December issue of the 
American Fertilizer. The first of these was 
in his capacity as Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Definition of Terms and Inter- 
pretation of Results of the Association of 
Official Agricultural Chemists; and the 
second as Chairman of a second Committee 
on Vegetation Tests of the Availability of 
Phosphoric Acid as Basic Slag. 

'12 — H. A. Turner is the author of Farm- 
ers' Bulletin 1272, United States Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, on "Renting Dairy 

Faculty-President Butterfield is editor of 
a new series of books for farmers entitled 
"The Farmer's Bookshelf." Harcourt, Brace 
and Company of New York are publishing 
the series. The books being published in- 
clude: "The Farmer and the World's 
Food," by Dr. A. E. Cance, Head of the 
Department of Agricultural Economics, and 
"Country Planning," by Professor F. A. 
Waugh, Head of the Division of Horticul- 

Mr. Alumnus: — Do you know of a 
boy who would like to attend a sum- 
mer camp for boys during July? The 
College will conduct a camp for boys 
of 12 to 16 inclusive. The cost to 
the boy will be $10 a week. The pro- 
gram will be arranged with two ob- 
jectives in mind — instruction in Agri- 
culture and recreation. For detailed 
information write to the Field Secre- 
tary, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, January 25, 1923 


American Association for the Advancement 
of Science 

The meetings of the American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science, held 
in Boston the latter part of December, were 
attended by a large number of men now 
or formerly connected with M. A. C. The 
names of eighteen members of the college 
staff and twenty-eight alumni appeared on 
the program as formerly participating in 
the meeting. 

K. L. Butterfield 
F. W. Morse 
C. H. Gould, '16 

F. C. Sears 

W. W. Chenoweth 
R. A. Van Meter 
H. F. Thomson, '05 
A. P. French 
J. K. Shaw 
H. B. Peirson, '19 
William Mather, '19 
Otto Degener, '22 

G. B. Ray 

G. H. Lamson, '03 
S. C. Brooks, '10 

A. T. Beals, '92 
E. W. Allen, '85 

B. L. Hartwell, '89 
A. L. Whiting, '08 
S. W. Fletcher, '96 
A. J. Farley, '08 

C. P. Alexander 
J. H. Merrill, Ph. D., 
H. N. Worthley, '18 
H. T. Fernald 
W. H. Davis 
W. S. Krout 
P. J. Anderson 
A. V. Osmun, '03 
S. B. Haskell, '04 
W. B. Mack 
E. P. Felt, '91 
A. F. Burgess, '95 
J. A. Hyslop, 08 
R. I. Smith, '01 

C. F. Doucette, '20 

D. J. Caffrey, '09 
J. N. Summers, '07 
T. H. Jones, '08 
W. G. Bradley, w'19 
W. E. Tottingham, 


American Association of Economic 

Fifty-three M. A. C. people attended the 
meetings of the American Association of 
Economic Entomologists, held during the 
meetings of the Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science. Thirty-eight of these 
M. A. C. men engaged in Entomology held 
a banquet according to their custom. Mr. 
A. F. Burgess, '95, was chairman and Dr. 
H. T. Fernald, Head of the Department of 
Entomology at M. A. C. and Dr. E. P. 
Felt, '91, State Entomologist of New York 
were the speakers. M. A. C. Entomologists 
present at the meetings were: 

C. W. Minott, '83 

Q. S. Lowry, '13 

E. P. Felt, '91 

C. M. Packard, '13 

A. F. Burgess, '95 

D. W. Jones, '14 

R. A. Coolev, '95 

B. A. Porter, '14 

H. L. Frost, '95 

H. N. Bartlev, '15 

W. A. Hooker, '99 

W. G. Bemis, '15 

R. I. Smith, '01 

D. F. Barnes, '16 

E. A. Back, '04 

T. B. Mitchell, '18 

F. A. Bartlett, '05 

L. H. Patch, '18 

J. N. Summers, '07 

R. A. St. George, '18 

J. A. Hyslop, '08 

H. B. Peirson, '19 

W. S. Regan, '08 

C. R. Phipps, '19 

R. D. Whitmarsh, '08 

B. E. Hodgson, '19 

D. J. Caffrey, '09 

C. F. Doucette, '20 

D. M. Codding, '09 

G. F. MacLeod, '20 

S. S. Crossman, '09 

H. N. Worthley, '20 

M. T. Smulyan, '09 

D. S. Lacroix, '22 

R. H. Allen, '10 

J. T. Sullivan, '22 

L. S. McLaine, '10 

J. A. Beal, '23 

F. L. Thomas, '10 

B. E. Gerry, '23 

G. B. Merrill, w'll 

R. B. Friend, '23 

A. W. Dodge, Jr., '12 

W. F. Sellers, '24 

S. M. Dohanian, w'13 

H. H. Shepard, '24 

American Chemical Society 

Aggie men were considerably in evidence 
at the meeting of the Division of Fertilizer 
Chemists, American Chemical Society. The 
Chairman of this Division is Frank B. Car- 
penter, '87, now Chief Chemist of the Virgi- 
nia-Carolina Chemical Company, headquar- 
ters Richmond, Virginia. Among those who 
contributed papers were Dr. H. J. Wheeler, 
'83, now of the Agricultural Service Bureau, 
American Agricultural Chemical Company, 


'83 — Dr. J. B. Lindsey was given a sur- 
prise party on January 5th, in,lionor of his 
sixtieth birthday by the members of the Ex- 
periment Station Staff and of the Chemistry 

_ '88— F. S. Cooley, Director of the Exten- 
sion Service, Bozeman, Montana, spent a 
few days on the campus before the meeting 
of the American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, held in Boston dur- 
ing December. 

'89 — Franklin W. Davis, until a year ago 
commercial editor of the Boston Globe, and 
recently a special writer for the Christian 
Science Monitor, has taken a position as 
copy reader with the Boston Traveler. 

w'92 and '94 — F. A. Farrar and Theodore 
S. Bacon have recently been appointed trus- 
tees of the Belchertown State School, by 
Governor Cox. 

'93 — Dr. E. H. Lehnert is roentgenologist 
and bacteriologist at St. Joseph's Hospital, 
Mishawaka, Indiana. 

'04— Director Sidney B. Haskell of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment 
Station was elected president of the Ameri- 
can Society of Agronomy at the annual 
meeting in Washington, in November, 1922. 

'05— A. D. Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio, has 
recently visited the campus. 

'05 — H. F. Tompson was unanimously 
elected president of the Vegetable Growers' 
Association of America at their recent an- 
nual meeting. 

'06 — D. H. Carey has left the University 
of California and is now farming on a forty 
acre farm in Rio Oso, Sutter County, Cali- 

'08— Dr. W. S. Regan, Entomologist at 
Montana State College, recently visited the 
campus for a few clays before attending the 
meeting of the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science held in Boston. 

'13 — Laurence A. Bevan has been ap- 
pointed County Agricultural Agent of 
Berkshire County. 

'13 — John S. Carver is a teacher of agri- 
cultural subjects at the United States Vet- 
erans' Bureau Vocational School at East 

'14 — Edward C. Edwards is sales and ad- 
vertising manager for the Za-Rex Food 
Products, Inc., Boston. 

'14 — Hoyt D. Lucas is an inspector of 
milk and ice cream plants of Birmingham, 
Bessemer, Ensley and Wylem in Alabama. 

'14 — John T. Oertel is salesman for the 
Corn Products Refining Co., of New York 
and is now located in Cleveland, Ohio. 

'15 — Joseph S. Pike, Jr., is a landscape 
architect in Pasadena, California. 

'16 — Benjamin C. L.' Sandee is a teacher 
of mathematics at the Greenfield High 

'17 — Charles H. Hagelstein is a captain 
of the 27th infantry now located at Scho- 
field Barracks, H. T., after having spent 
one year in Europe and one year in the 
Philippine Islands. 

'18 — Theodore H. Reumann has been re- 
elected for a term of three years to the 
Board of Directors of the Stamford Horti- 
cultural Society. 

w'19 — J. A. Chadbourne is an accountant 
at the Gillette Safety Razor Company in 

'21 — Carlo A. Iorio is in Jacksonville, 
Florida, working as a photo-engraver for 
the Florida Times Union. 

on "Modern Trend in Fertilizer Experimen- 
tation;" Dr. H. A. Noyes, '12, "Fertilization 
in Relation to Plant Composition;" and the 
Chairman himself on the subject, "The De- 
termination of Potash in Mixed Fertilizers." 
These various articles are reviewed in the 
December 15 issue of Science. 


The Alumni Directory is going to press. 
These men will be listed as of unknown ad- 
dress — unless someone can tell us where 
they are, where they might be, or who 
might know how to locate them. Can you 
tell us? 


WilliamSj Henrv 

Simpson, H, B. 
Wood, F. W. 
Adams, F. E. 
Babbitt, G. H. T. 
Clark, W. O. 

Baglev, D. A. 

Benson, D. H. 
Brewer, Charles 
Nye, G. F. 

Cook, R. C. 
Rudolph, Charles 

Kenfield, C. R. 

Tavlor, A. H. 

Hemes, Charles 
Smith, Llewellyn 

Nash, J. A. 

Dubois, C. M. 
Johnson, C. H. 

Fletcher, W. C. 
Halev, G. W. 
West", H. C. 

Hawks, E. A. 
Parker, C. H. 
Smith, C. A. 

Sanderson, William 

Kuroda, Shiro 

Howe, H. F. 

Gam well, E. S. 
Ovalle, Julio 
Whitman, N. D. 

Saunders, E. B. 

Peebles, W. W. 

Craighead, W. H. 
Martin, J. E. 

Chace, W. F. 
Raitt, J. A. 

Bailey, E. W. 
Liang, L. K. 
Philbrick, E. D. 

Bent, G. F. 
Sexton, G. F. 

Partridge, F. H. 

Davis, E. N. 
Huang, C. H. 

Winn, E. L. 
Folger, E. M. 
Gaskill, L. W. 
Terry, Leon 
Tower, D. G. 
Tupper, G. W. 

Post, G. A. 

Dunbar, E. W. 
Frye, C. R. 
Harriman, V. S. 
Morrison, H. J. 
Pollen, Morris 
Rees, H. L. 
Reid, G. A. 
Sahr, G. W. A. 

Lovejoy, J. S. 
Navas, Miguel 
Perkins, O. H. 

Edwards, M. M. 
Epstein, H. B. 
Googins, Burton 
Keegan, F. C. 
Kelley, H. R. 
Meade, J. W. 

T. M. 
Randall, D. W. 
Sherinyan, S. D. 
Strauss, Abraham 
Wentworth, E. L. 

Martel, J. E. 
Nath, Morris 
Nims, H. W. 
Schaefer, L. C. 
Simons, C. H. 
Tucker, L. H. 
Weis, Calmy 

Bolster, R. N. 
Emmerick, L. P. 
Lusk, J. I. 
Newton, E. S. 
Odams, L. N. 
Sliski, John 

Bartlett, S. C, Jr. 
Bath, R. G. 
Farrington, R. P. 
McClellan, A. N. 
Phipps, C. R. 
Sampson, G. A. 
Snow, P. P. 

Howland, G. H. 
Wright, K. Y. 

Blackwell, Henrietta 
Chaquarian, G. A. 

Denonitz, Solomon 
Fine, Harold 
Messenger, H. D. 
Stephan, H. W. 
Walker, P. D. 

'17 D. J. MacLeod is managing a 7000 
tree orchard in East Ellijay, Georgia. 

'19 — William Mather is now a graduate 
student at Cornell University majoring in 
agronomy, and specializing in soil science. 
Since graduating Mr. Mather has seen serv- 
ice at the Rhode Island and at the Mary- 
land Agricultural Experiment Stations, and 
is now planning to complete work for the 
doctorate degree. 




Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, February 25, 1923 

No. 7 



The Task of the Curriculum 

BY DR. R. E. TORREY, '12 

Some weeks ago the writer tried to set 
down in these pages a certain basic prin- 
ciple regarding the meaning of life which 
he believes is written all over Creation. In 
the present article an attempt will be made 
to relate this thought to the specific problem 
of education at M. A. C. 

First of all, it becomes necessary to speak 
of a prevalent misconception. The struggle 
for a fuller life does not imply any radical 
and startling exterior changes. We shall 
not petition the state for student monas- 
teries, neither shall we try to turn the 
Aggie Pond into a new Jordan. The 
changes which we contemplate are to take 
place in the Inner World. We have enough 
social and economic panaceas designed for 
external application already, and M. A. C. 
has her full share of windy doctrine. Gen- 
eral principles, however, are not enough; 
they require to be made specific and applied 
to the problem before us. What then 
should be some of the specific principles 
uuon which we should base the education 
of the M. A. C. student? 

It is a common statement that the college 
is concerned with the mental training only 
of its students, and that it need assume no 
responsibility for their moral welfare. How- 
ever true this may be in a technical sense 
it is a doctrine of cowardice and indolence. 
We scarcely need insist that the progres- 
sive moral decadence of America, the grow- 
ing disrespect for law, the mounting wave 
of selfish indulgence, are largely the out- 
come of this laissez-faire policy in educa- 
tion. Hence, the most important contribu- 
tion which M. A. C. can make to the wel- 
fare of society is a definite instruction of its 
youth in the basic laws of the moral uni- 

But what are these laws of life we may 
re asked. Who shall separate the wheat 
from the chaff in the whirlwinds of doc- 
trine? Oh, little men! here is no talk of 
your petty systems and warring creeds; I 
speak of the underlying Wisdom. This 
Ancient Wisdom was taught by the sages 
of Egypt and India long before Buddha's 
time; Christ re-phrased it; Plato, Socrates 
and the wise men of all ages have shaped 
their lives in accordance therewith. Cer- 
tain simple truths serve as its foundation ; 
there is an invisible world of Reality toward 
which man is evolving. He is a dual crea- 
ture and must do violence to the nature 
which he has inherited from the brute. He 
is his own law giver and the dispenser of 
glory or gloom to himself. And the way 
of attainment lies through obedience; 
obedience to one's superiors, obedience to 
one's highest ideal of duty. It is a doctrine 
which reaches far; it demands that facul- 
ties should control their student bodies and 
should not transfer student government into 
the hands of untrained youths. Surely the 
latter need the maturer .judgments of those 
who have studied more deeply, who are not 
Continued on page 2. 

JUNE 9-11 

Who's Going to Reune? 

My little tickler memorandum gave 
me a punch this morning. It- asked 
me if there were enough class buttons 
on hand for commencement. A harm- 
less question, but it inferred more. 
It said, "Commencement's coming. 
June 9th to 11th. Just four months 

Remember when you and "Fat" and 
"Tom" — or it may have been "Bones" 
and "Al" — were on the campus? Do 
they expect to be back for Commence- 
ment this year? You'll want to see 
them and they'll want to see you. Is 
your class holding a reunion this 
year? You'll want to be here sure, 
then. Have you been back within the 
past few years? You ought to see 
Memorial Hall. If you were back 
last year you might like to see where 
the "Old Chem. Lab." used to be and 
how Goessmann Laboratory is pro- 
gressing. You haven't been back for 
years? You won't know the place; 
come and look it over. 

Jot it down on your calendar — put 
it in red ink and call it a holiday — 
June 9 to 11, Commencement at "Old 
Aggie." Don't let any other event get 
right of way, declare an embargo on 
everything else. Fix that. Then 
write your class secretary and say, 
"How come, are we to reune this 


At the February meeting of the Execu- 
tive Committee the following action was 
taken : 

1. The monthly budget report showing 
$1,859.18 received, expenditures of $1,448.79, 
cash on hand $410.39, and necessary further 
receipts of $1,351.21 was accepted. 

2. A report on the collection of Memorial 
Building pledges was made. Since January 
19th, 31 payments on pledges and two new 
contributions totaling $2,053.65 have been 

3. A committee was appointed to draft a 
program for next year's Mid-Winter 
Alumni Day. 

4. Preliminary steps were taken toward 
securing histories of each class as they 
approach their 40th anniversary. 

Correction: — The committee appointed by 
the Executive Committee at the January 
meeting is to study all student activities, 
not athletics alone. 


Memorial Building pledges were 
made with the realization that it 
would mean a sacrifice to pay them. 
Have we forgotten that? Do we put 
off paying our pledges because it is 
not convenient to do so now? Would 
there be so much talk of overpledging 
if our attitude was still the same? 
Has the spirit of sacrifice left us? 
$40,000 is still unpaid. 


Sponsor Athletics and Academics 


At the time of the Semi-Centennial Cele- 
bration about fifty alumni, members of old 
varsity teams, were called together at a 
supper in Draper Hall to discuss athletics. 
At this meeting it was decided that a Var- 
sity Club be formed and that it meet at 
the college annually at Commencement 

Membership in this club is open to all 
men who have been awarded their "M" in 
any form for athletics, and for those who 
were in college before the "M" became the 
insignia, the fact that they were on the 
team is sufficient. The present officers are 
John R. Perry '93, President, and William 
V. Hayden '13, Treasurer. The Secretary 
has just recently resigned and a new one 
will be appointed very soon. 

This organization should have as mem- 
bers every man who is eligible. Through 
it the Athletic Department at the College 
will be able to' keep the alumni well in- 
formed as to what is doing athletically and 
in turn be assisted by the council and in- 
fluence of the members. 

These men who have been on Aggie teams 
have one great experience in common and 
the Varsity Club should serve to bring them 
together and closer to Aggie. 


The Academic Activities Alumni Club of 
M. A. C, as reads its constitution, "is con- 
stituted for the purpose of promoting the 
Academic Activities of the undergraduate 
body of the Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege to the end that they may be of the 
greatest benefit to the students and the 
College." Membership in the club is open 
to alumni who, while in college, partici- 
pated in academic activities. 

The present officers are: President, Ro- 
land H. Verbeck '08; Vice-President, C. 
Raymond Vinten '22; Secretary, Richard A. 
Mellen '21. The oldest member is of the 
class of '87. Six members come from the 
class of '22. At the present time 24 alumni 
are enrolled as members of the club. Others, 
it is hoped, will join on learning of the 

Is there value in such a club? From the 
standpoint of the student? Yes! From the 
standpoint of the alumnus? Yes! From 
the standpoint of the College? Yes! To 
the student the alumnus brings his expe- 
rience in the undergraduate activity ripened 
by the experience of his later years. Guided 
by such men the educational value of the 
undergraduate activities will be increased. 
The alumnus on his part will find some out- 
let for his college loyalty. His interest lies 
to a great measure in the activities in which 
he took part while in college. To exercise 
that interest is to deepen it and increase his 
loyalty to the College. Herein both the 
alumnus and the College will profit. Prop- 
erly conducted, keeping in mind the pur- 
pose of the club, this organization should 
be worth while. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1923 


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The Duty of the College 

Continued from page r 

blinded by self-interest, who see before and 
behind, who realize that indulgence and 
softness are the foes of the higher life. We 
want young men to work in harmony with 
the law, not against it, and to step out 
from the hysteria and gabble of a jazz 
world gone anarchic over free speech, free 
verse and free love. 

Discipline then, with the object of bring- 
ing the personality into harmony with 
eternal law will be the first task of a real 
educational system. 

The next question for consideration is 
this. For what immediate goal are we to 
prepare our students? A broad answer- 
must be that it does not matter what line 
of work the student takes up if it be some- 
thing that he can do with pleasure and with 
profit both to himself and others, and if at 
the same time it be made the instrument 
through which he shall recreate himself. 
Thus every man should seek to fit himself 
for that work in the world that strikes 
from him a spark of original genius, and it 
literally does not matter what this work 
may be, since in any place and through any 
work the Soul can find its way. A slave in 
chains has been a philosopher, and an Aure- 
lius has said that a man can live nobly even 
in a palace. Let the teacher seek for each 
student what that student's own genius 
seeks. It may be that our student has a 
special knack for growing roses. Well, if 
he likes it and feels the thrill of creative 
accomplishment in his work, let him be- 
come the best rose-grower in the state; it 
is the way in which the gods are leading 
him along the Path. But suppose he shows 
ability along the lines of literary criticism, 
or philosophy, or music; let no one thwart 
that talent. If M. A. C. cannot give him 
the requisite training, then he must elect 
the best substitute and depend upon later 
graduate study to perfect him in the meth- 
ods of his chosen field, or else transfer at 
once to another college. There is a promise 
that the one college in Massachusetts which 
makes provision for the higher education of 
its less fortunate youth may soon abandon 
a. narrow policy which ministers to one 
specialized vocation only and enter upon a 
broader field of usefulness. 

What we want to do then is to bring each 
man to the job that is best suited to his 
special state of evolution. Through tactful 
and sympathetic discussions between alum- 
nus and student or between faculty mem- 
ber and student, it ought not to be so 
difficult to apprehend the general drift of 
a boy's inclinations and to direct him into 
work in which he may be happy and suc- 

It is one thing, however, to say that a 
boy should take that type of work best 
fitted to his own position on the ladder of 
life and another thing to aver that all jobs 
demand equal abilities. Anyone who main- 
tains that the education necessary to fit a 
man to succeed in the vocational routine of 
agriculture is of the same quality and 
quantity as that necessary to insure success 
in engineering or medicine or chemistry is 
unworthy of serious consideration. Here 

lies the crux of a situation which has al- 
ways divided the M. A. C. faculty into two 
camps. For many of us see that a college 
degree of B. Sc. carries a certain connota- 
tion. It assumes a certain quantity and 
quality of intellectual work along scientific 
lines and it also assumes that colleges 
granting this degree have sufficient in- 
tegrity to conform to a standard which we 
are all willing to admit is low enough at 
best. Now, as the writer sees it, voca- 
tional training is not the type of scientific 
work which maintains this standard. He 
is well aware that to pursue this line of 
thought would be neither popular nor 
profitable, so he will merely point out that 
a wise Providence, acting through the 
medium of the Massachusetts Legislature, 
has instituted a two-year course in voca- 
tional agriculture at the College. In years 
to come we hope to see it assume its real 
function and take over all that special type 
of work of the four-year course which prop- 
erly comes within its jurisdiction. 

This is far from saying that there are 
no sciences underlying the art of agricul- 
ture which are proper fields for four-year 
student majors. Soil physics and chemis- 
try, bacteriology, animal and plant physiol- 
ogy and pathology, entomology, economics; 
these and many others offer themselves as 
truly scientific subjects deserving of the 
Bachelor's degree. Pursuit of such majors 
would correct the scandal which now ob- 
tains in regard to much of the work of the 
Junior and Senior years. 

There are certain general subjects, too, 
in which every four-year student should be 
informed and for many of which wise pro- 
vision is made even now in our curriculum. 
Mathematics, physics, and chemistry orient 
a man to the physical universe and show 
him how to utilize energy and matter to 
build up the forms of a material civilization. 
Biology shows man to himself as a living 
organism with a definite place in the chain 
of organic evolution. In just that measure 
that he understands the lower forms will 
his relations to them be rendered more 
beneficial to himself. 

Along with scientific education should 
surely go training in the humanities, such 
as English language and literature, foreign 
tongues, economics, history and philosophy. 
For let us never for a moment forget that 
our primary purpose in coming into incar- 
nation is not to build up a scientifically 
perfect Utopia on earth, but to provide a 
field for the activities of an evolving ego 
whose present path lies through a material 
universe. Through the humanities the stu- 
dent finds the high camaraderie of his fel- 

If we of the Alumni and Faculty would 
have our students make the correct adjust- 
ment to life, we ourselves must be living 
embodiments of our beliefs. If we would 
teach respect for scholarship, then we must 
be scholars ourselves; if we would have 
enthusiasm in our classrooms, then we must 
become real enthusiasts; if we would culti- 
vate sincerity and kindliness, let us strive 
to develop those qualities; and if we would 
show men the way to a better life, then we 
must stop sniveling in the stuffy corners 



The New England College Conference on 
Intercollegiate Athletics was organized on 
January 28th by M. A. C, New Hampshire 
State College, Connecticut Agricultural Col- 
lege, Rhode Island State College, and the 
University of Maine. President R. D. Het- 
zel of New Hampshire State was elected 
president of the conference and Professor 
E. T. Huddleston of New Hampshire State 
was elected secretary and chairman of the 
eligibility committee. The other members 
of this committee are Professor Curry S. 
Hicks of M. A. C, and R. J. Guyer of 
Connecticut State. 

The preamble to the code of the confer- 
ence says : 

"The members of this conference approve 
the pronouncement of the National Colle- 
giate Athletic Association which states 
'That physical training and athletics are 
an essential part of education; and that in 
every college or university, the department 
of physical education and athletics should 
be recognized as a department of collegiate 
instruction, directly responsible to the col- 
lege or university administration.' 

"We believe, on the other hand, that there 
should be the most careful effort made to 
balance work and interest in intercollegiate 
athletics with the other and the main fac- 
tors on the educational programme. 

"We believe that the following provisions 
are essential to the ultimate development 
of these ideals: 

"(a) A department of physical education 
and athletics having the same academic 
status as other departments and having all 
its employees regular members of the col- 
lege staff. 

"(b) Uniformity in scholarship require- 
ments for membership on teams, in so far 
as that is possible of agreement among the 
different institutions. 

"(c) Uniformity in the regulation and 
development of athletic teams in the dif- 
ferent colleges. 

"The main purpose of this conference is 
to bring about a closer co-operation on the 
part of the New England colleges in the 
maintenance of high standards of eligibility 
and in the administration of intercollegiate 
athletics. It is understood that no member 
of the conference is obliged to participate in 
1 mutual schedule; and, furthermore, there 
shall be no announcement of conference 
championships by officials of the confer- 

The eligibility rules state that to be 
eligible a student must be a bona fide 
matriculated student and a candidate for a 
bachelor's degree or its equivalent, and 
must have been in residence one year and 
completed a full year's work. A student 
having received a varsity letter from one 
institution may not represent another in- 
stitution in inter-collegiate athletics. 

Other New England colleges willing to 
subscribe to the same conditions and seek- 
ing admission to the conference will be con- 
sidered for membership. 

Adventure. Our horizon must expand be- 
yond the limits of a commercial or a scien- 
tific squirrel cage inside which we perform 
eternal gyrations. We begin to weary of 
windy talk and of clacking machinery. 
Doubtless it is necessary that imperfect and 
unillumined beings like ourselves should 
rely so strongly on externals and through 
a multiplicity of isms and boards and 
leagues and committees should try to bring 
heaven down to earth. But shall no one 

any more try to raise earth to heaven by 
of life and step out into the world of High | starting the Universal Dynamism working 

in human hearts? 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1923 



For a number of years before the war and again in the 
summer of 1921, the College conducted a camp for boys on 
the campus. This feature of the work of the College will be 
resumed again this year. A camp for boys of 12 to 16 years 
of age will be held during the month of July. The camp is 
designed to provide for boys from the city or the country a 
period of recreation and instruction in agriculture. 

The camp program will be so arranged that a morning 
period will be devoted to the study of agriculture. The after- 
noon will be devoted to hiking, scoutcraft, athletics, and other 
activities of interest to boyhood. Evenings will provide the 
opportunity for the display of dramatic ability, council fires, 
and all the ceremonies of the young savage. 

The campers will sleep under canvas. The Field Secre- 
tary of the College and the Supervisor of Correspondence 
Courses are the college officials responsible for the operation 
of the camp. College students will serve as councillors, pro- 
viding a leader for every S to 10 boys. The physical and 
moral welfare will be well looked after. 
moral welfare of the boys will be well looked after, 
weeks, opening on June 30th. Boys may enroll for one or 
more weeks, but the attendance will be limited to fifty boys 
each week. The charge for attendance will be $10 a week. 

Mr. Alumnus, have you a son who might some day enter 

Aggie? Or do you know of a boy who might? Here is a 
fine opportunity to introduce him to the College and at the 
same time see that he spends a profitable as well as an enjoy- 
able summer. Camp announcements will be sent on request. 
Inquire of the Field Secretary. 


This Is My Answer 

I read on the first page your letter con- 
cerning the seriousness of the situation in 
regard to the Memorial Building Fund, and 
my answer to your question "What would 
you do about it?" is that I enclose a check 
which I think will help relieve my con- 
science on this matter. 

I certainly believe the Memorial Building- 
is one of the best things that the alumni 
have attempted for some time, and I regret 
very much that there seems to be a halt 
in the money coming in for the same. 

Trusting that my check may help a little 
and wishing you all success, I am 

Yours cordially, 
Fred H. Tucker w'76. 

Editor's Note: This letter was not 
written for publication. The check accom- 
panying it was for $100. This alumnus had 
already paid $200. 

Sending a Valentine 

The best Valentine I can send to Old 
M. A. C. at this time is an enclosed check 
for the Memorial Building — to commemor- 
ate the deeds of our boys over-seas. I am 
of the class of 1876. To you it looks like 
a long while ago, but to me it seems but 

Yours very truly, 


Editor's Note: This letter was not written 
for publication. A check for $1,000 was 

An Alumni Extension Library 

Allow me to express my hope and wish 
for an alumni reading course for M. A. C. 
men as described by Theodore Reumann '18 
in the issue of January 25, 1923. 

The enrollment of Amherst men surely 
proves, without a doubt, that the average 
College Alumnus still interests himself in 
some particular subjects studied at his 
Alma Mater. Why can't Aggie graduates 
obtain similar benefits from the College 

The fact that we are so engrossed in our 
daily work for a livelihood, ^yarrants the 
use of certain books from our college library 
that cannot be obtained otherwise. The col- 
lege librarian could also greatly assist us 
in our choice of books regarding the sub- 
jects in which we, the graduates, are most 

interested. We cannot always learn of the 
newest books published. This applies to all 
lines of study. 

An alumni extension library of this kind 
would act as a binding force between the 
college and its graduates. The results of 
such a system would be unlimited. Here's 
hoping "Aggie" makes some progress along 
this line of service. 

Harry B. Berman '20. 

Library Books for Alumni 

It is the policy of the M. A. C. Library, 
"day by day and in every way", to increase 
its efficiency and extend the scope of its 
activities as a means of adult education, 
not only for readers in residence at the 
college, but for graduates wherever they 
may be residing, and for citizens of the 
Commonwealth generally. Through its ex- 
tension service and in co-operation with 
rural libraries, on an inter-library loan 
system, books likely to be of interest to 
graduates and other e^dult readers are 
widely distributed over the state. Indeed, 
our circulation area is not limited by state 
lines, for M. A. C. graduates as far away 
as Florida and Oregon have been supplied 
with books bearing on subjects in which 
these graduates have maintained their in- 
terest beyond the day of graduation. In a 
single year the library extension service has 
thus loaned 897 books and 252 pamphlets 
working through 56 local libraries. 

For many reasons it is desirable that 
this book service to graduates should, as 
far as possible, be conducted in co-operation 
with the nearest public library, but where 
that method is attended with too great in- 
convenience to the borrower and in excep- 
tional cases loans of books may be made 
directly to the individual. It is possible, 
therefore, for M. A. C. graduates to obtain 
from the college library books and other 
printed matter bearing on almost any sub- 
ject in which they may be interested, and 
the library force is always ready to give 
information as to the latest material avail- 
able in the library collections. 

This statement was suggested by the com- 
munication of Mr. Theodore Reumann '18, 
which appeared in the Bulletin of January 
25th, and if Mr. Reumann's plea for the 
formulation of definite cultural reading 
courses for graduates by the college should 
prevail, the scope of the library extension 
work might be greatly broadened with com- 
mensurate advantage. 

The Librarian. 

NOTE : For class and club secretaries — 
Material for this column should be in by 
the 10th of the month. 


An All College Dinner is to be held at 
the Reserve Gymnasium the evening of 
April 12th during the convention of the 
Association of Alumni Secretaries. 


Nineteen Twenty plans to reune this June 
at Commencement time. 


'15 — A son, Frank Elijah, to Harold M. 
and Caroline E. Rogers, on January 5, 1923. 

'16 — A son, Walter Burns, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Lewis Schlotterbeck, on December 16, 


'22— Edward W. Martin to May F. 
Grady, on January 31, 1923, at Amherst, 


'83— C. W. Minot is the author of Bulle- 
tin 1093 of the United States Department 
of Agriculture, published under the title: 
"The Gypsy Moth on Cranberry Bogs." 

w'03— Clifford A. Tinker has a finely il- 
lustrated article in the National Geographic 
magazine for November, 1922, on "Lisbon, 
The City of the Friendly Bay". 

'04— Dr. E. A. Back of the Bureau of 
Entomology, U. S. D. A., is author of 
Farmers' Bulletin 1275, "Weevils in Beans 
and Peas." Preventive and remedial meas- 
ures for lessening damage caused by weevils 
in beans and peas are described in this 
bulletin. Dr. Back is also author of Farm- 
ers' Bulletin 1156, "Angoumois Grain 

Faculty— Dr. R. J. McFall, Extension 
Professor of Agricultural Economics, is 
author of "The Dairy Industry" in Eco- 
nomic Studies No. 8. 

Faculty — Frank Prentice Rand is author 
of a book entitled "Phi Sigma Kappa, A 
History." This book is being published in 
connection with the semi-centennial of the 
fraternity coming in March. This is of 
interest to the College, as the first three 
chapters are laid exclusively at M. A. C. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, February 25, 1923 


Relay Race 

The Williams relay race on Mid-Winter 
Alumni Day was won by Williams in 3 
minutes 15 3-5 seconds. The team placed 
second at tie B. A. A. meet being defeated 
by about 2 yards by Vermont. 

The relay with Boston University was 
won by M. A. C. The indoor meet with 
Worcester Tech was won by Tech 35 to 33. 

At the New England A. A. V. champion- 
ships Donald MacCready, a senior at M. A. 
C., placed second in the 1,000-yard run and 
third in the 600-yard run. 

Winter Chapel Award 

At the chapel exercises the morning of 
January 19, fourteen seniors, 3 juniors, and 
2 sophomores were awarded football "M's." 
Two seniors were awarded the "aMa." Ten 
gold medals 'and one silver medal for par- 
ticipation in academic activities were 
awarded to seniors and one silver medal 
was awarded to a junior. 

Hockey Scores 

M. A. C. 1 Amer. School of Osteopathy 

M.A. C. 3 Cornell 2 

M. A. C. 1 Dartmouth 5 

M. A. C. 1 Amherst 3 

M. A. C. 2 Army 1 

M. A. C. 1 Yale 4 


M. A. C. is to meet Connecticut Agricul- 
tural College and Rhode Island State Col- 
lege in a triangular debate on March 15th. 
The question is, "Resolved that the United 
States shall recognize the Soviet govern- 
ment of Russia." 

Basketball Scores 

M. A. C. 




M. A. C. 




M. A. C. 


M. I. T. 


M. A. C. 


Worcester P. I 


M. A. C. 




M. A. C. 


Rhode Island 


M. A. C. 




Weekly Hikes 

Professor Curry S. Hicks is conducting 
weekly hikes for members of the student 
body. These hikes have been organized for 
the purpose of creating an interest in hik- 
ing and have proven quite popular. 

Poultry Judging 

The poultry judging team placed fourth 
at the contest in New York on January 
26th. An M. A. C. man tied for high in- 
dividual honors in utility judging and an- 
other placed second in standard judging. 


Don't look for a dictionary — it won't help 
you out. Just "lend me your ears." For a 
number of years there had been agitation 
on the part of students and alumni to have 
the name of the Non-Athletics Activities 
Board changed by substituting a positive 
name for the negative "non-athletics." No 
one, however, could suggest a satisfactory 
name, until last June the suggestion was 
made that "Academic Activities" would be 
a change for the better. After consider- 
able discussion the change was finally made. 

Since that time common usage has re- 


'83 — Dr. H. J. Wheeler recently addressed 
the Connecticut Vegetable Growers' Asso- 
ciation on the problem of soil fertility as it 
concerns vegetable growers. 

w'97 — A. H. Fittz is at the head of the 
Department of Finance at the Babson In- 
stitute. He frequently acts as attorney for 
Roger W. Babson and the various Babson 
corporations. Mr. Fittz is director of the 
Babson Park Company and President of the 
Oil Statistics Company. He is also director 
of the Manchester Trust Company, as well 
as a member of the Natick School Com- 

'04— M. F. Ahearn, Director of Athletics 
at the Kansas State Agricultural College, 
has recently been appointed to the Football 
Rules Committee of the National Collegiate 
Athletic Association of America, the body 
which makes the football rules to govern 
all the colleges in the country, and through 
them, all the contributory high schools and 
sand lots. This is probably the highest ath- 
letic honor ever conferred upon an alumnus 
of M. A. C. 

'05 — H. F. Tompson spoke at the state 
agricultural meetings at Harrisburg, Pa., 
on January 24, to the Vegetable Branch of 
the Pennsylvania State Horticultural Asso- 
ciation. He also spoke at the meeting's of 
the Ohio State Vegetable Growers' Associa- 
tion at Columbus, Ohio, on February 2; in 
the morning of the experimental work for 
vegetable growers and in the afternoon of 
the co-operative organizations for selling in 
the market. 

'06— Charles A. Tirrell, with the Garden 
Service Bureau of Chicago, is building up a 
prosperous business. 

w'06 — Allen D. Farrar has recently been 
promoted to district manager for the Fuller 
Brush Company. 

'08— K. E. Gillett is president of the New 
England Nurserymen's Association. 

'09— D. J. Caffrey, G. M. Codding, and S. 
S. Crossman recently had a reunion in Bos- 
ton, and went over everybody except those 

'10 — Walter Clarke spoke at Assembly, 
January 17, on the "Future in Fruit Pro- 

'12— Roland H. Patch, Professor of Flori- 
culture at the Connecticut Agricultural Col- 
lege, is in charge of the trial gardens of the 
American Dahlia Society. 

'13 — H. B. Bursley has recently been 
elected to the American Society of Land- 
scape Architects. He is with E." S. Draper, 
'15, Charlotte, N. C. 

'13— Captain Gordon W. Ells, U. S. A., 
has been transferred from Camp Travis, 
Texas, to Shanghai, China. 

'13 — Herbert W. Headle has been ap- 
pointed chairman of National Garden Week 
for Springfield. 

'14 — L. W. Needham has recently as- 
sumed the managership of the B. H. Farr- 
Wyomissing Nurseries Company, Wyomis- 
sing, Pennsylvania. 

'14 — L. E. Smith plans to conduct Camp 
Sangamon for Boys again this summer. He 
will be assisted by H. M. Gore '13, Asso- 
ciate Director, L. E. Ball '21, E. C. Preston 
'21, and R. L. Goodwin '26. This camp has 
a distinctly Aggie coloring. 

'15 — Philip Whitmore was moderator of 
the Sunderland town meeting, at which the 
town voted to stick to standard time for 


suited in the coining of a new word, "Aca- 
demics", which broadly interpreted covers 
all literary, dramatic, musical, oratorical, 
and agricultural judging activities at M. A. 
C. This name has been well received and 
some day, who knows, may find its way into 
the voluminous pages of the English dic- 


One hundred and fifteen alumni, or there- 
abouts, enjoyed the Mid-Winter Alumni 
Day festivities on January 19 — 20. The 
Musical Club concert Friday evening; the 
alumni dinner Saturday noon; the hockey 
game with Amherst (resulting in a tie 1 to 
1 with six overtime periods); the relay 
race with Williams, and the Freshman bas- 
ketball game Saturday afternoon; and the 
fraternity initiation banquets Saturday 
evening were fully enjoyed according to 

Among the Alumni Day speakers were: 
A. W. Higgins '07, H. F. Tompson '05, and 
Ernest Russell '16, who spoke to the vege- 
table gardening students on the "Fertilizer 
Industry", the "Vegetable Gardening In- 
dutry", and "Asparagus Growing in the 
Connecticut Valley", respectively; David 
Buttrick '17, who addressed the dairy stu- 
dents; H. J. Baker '11, who spoke to the 
freshman class and other English depart- 
ment students on "The Place of English in 
Practical Affairs"; William L. Doran '15, 
who addressed the botany students on "Op- 
portunities in the Field of Botany"; and 
Roland H. Patch '11, who spoke to the flori- 
cultural students on "The Opportunities in 
Floriculture" and told them of his own per- 
sonal experiences in that field. 

President Butterfield addressed the meet- 
ing of the Associate Alumni of M. A. C. on 
Saturday morning. After his address the 
following business was transacted : 

1. Reports of the Secretary, Treasurer, 
and Memorial Building Committee were 
presented and accepted. 

2. A report of steps taken to collect Me- 
morial Building Pledges and the results se- 
cured was presented. After discussion it 
was voted unanimously "That the Execu- 
tive Committee be instructed at its discre- 
tion to collect Memorial Building pledges by 
whatever means may be available." 

3. It was announced that Professor C. S. 
Plumb '82, had accepted the chairmanship 
of the Endowment Committee. 

4. Announcement was made of the ap- 
pointment of a committee consisting of Ray- 
mond K. Clapp '12, chairman, Benjamin W. 
Ellis '13, George B. Palmer '16, Richard W. 
Smith '17, and C. Raymond Vinten '22 to 
investigate and report on student activities. 

The Academic Activities Alumni Club 
held a breakfast meeting, Saturday morn- 
ing. Discussion centered on the Collegian 
and Musical Clubs. A constitution was 
adopted completing the formal organization 
of the club. 

A meeting of alumni interested in ath- 
letics was held at breakfast, Sunday morn- 
ing. The results of the athletic schedules 
were discussed and Professor Hicks spoke 
of the possibilities of the erection of a 
physical education building and what such 
a building would consist of. 

'16 — Lewis Schlotterbeck is assistant to 
general manager of the Rising & Nelson 
Slate Co., West Pawlet, Vermont. 

'17 — W. D. Whitcomb has changed his 
work with the Bureau of Entomology, U. S. 
D. A., from Yakima, Washington, to New 
Orleans, Louisianna. 

'21 — P. J. Cascio is with Vaughan's Seed 
Company, New York City. 

'22 — Hervey F. Law, formerly with A. D. 
Taylor, '05, Cleveland, is now with Fletcher 
Steele, Landscape Architect, in Boston. 

'22 — George H. Thompson, Jr., is work- 
ing for the General Electric Company at 



Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, March 24, 1923 

No. 8 


Is the Curriculum Too Broad? 


It is frankly the purpose of the editor in 
printing the following abstract from the 
annual report of the Carnegie Foundation 
for the Advancement of Teaching and other 
comments on this subject to incite the in- 
■terest of alumni in this question in order 
that a profitable discussion may be carried 
an through the columns of the BULLETIN. 
The rise in the cost of education has 
been largely due to the conception of edu- 
cation upon which our school system has 
been built up. The present-day system of 
education has reached its enormous ex- 
pense, not wholly by reason of its efficiency, 
but partly by reason of its superficiality. 

It is clear that a school which stuffs a 
child's mind with facts alone will do little 
to arouse his intelligence and teach him 
how to use it. On the other hand, it is 
equally clear that in order that the child 
may learn to think and to use his mind for 
the solution of the problems that are to 
arise in his subsequent life, he must have 
a certain background of knowledge from 
which to reason. 

The school is therefore primarily an in- 
tellectual agency. Inevitably, the question 
of morals, of manners, and of the child's 
attitude toward human life, will be in- 
fluenced by his school life, and ought to 
be, but these results are best attained when 
the school realizes its primary purpose and 
devotes itself vigorously to that purpose. 

There are certain studies which must 
form a part of the intellectual background 
of any American child who is to discharge 
the duties of a citizen and to lead a use- 
ful and happy life. He must know his own 
language. He must have some knowledge 
of elementary arithmetical processes. He 
must know something of the government 
of his country and his rights and obliga- 
tions as a citizen. In this day most people 
would admit that this minimum must em- 
brace some acquaintance with the processes 
and results of science. 

In contrast with this notion there has 
arisen another theory of education : that 
the child must know something of a great 
number of things that are going on in the 
world. The first conception makes for sin- 
cerity, for thoroughness, and for intellec- 
tual vigor. The second, only too often, in 
the endeavor to give the child some grasp 
of all knowledge, gives him only the most 
superficial smattering; instead of quicken- 
ing his powers of reason tends to give him 
the impression that he can solve the prob- 
lems of his own life and of his own coun- 
try by the same superficial processes that 
he has learned in the school. 

Essentially the same question arises in 
the determination of what a high school 


MAY 5, 1923 

The best advertisement of a college 
is its product — the alumni, the men 
whom it has trained. It is a natural 
corallary that if not the most, alumni 
are at least a very important factor 
in maintaining the student body. 
Each alumnus is potentially a recruit- 
ing agency for the college; but in 
many cases this potential power is 
seldom, if ever, exercised. 

High School Day is a time set 
aside annually by the student body 
for the entertainment of prospective 
students. This year the fourteenth 
annual High School Day will be con- 
ducted on May 5. The program will 
include an inter-scholastic stock judg- 
ing contest, a cavalry gymkana, care- 
fully organized inspection tours 
around the campus, a varsity base- 
ball game with Williams, a musical 
club concert and one act Roister 
Doister play, and fraternity recep- 

Can you think of a better combina- 
tion, of better team work in interest- 
ing a high school boy in M. A. C. 
than an interested alumnus, the stu- 
dent body, and the faculty all work- 
ing together? Well, here you have 
it. The interested alumnus sees that 
the prospective student attends High 
School Day, the student body enter- 
tains him and introduces him to mem- 
bers of the faculty, who explain to 
him the work in which he is most 

The student body and the faculty 
are ready to do their part, how about 
the alumni? (See campus notes for 
the High School Day program. An- 
nouncements of the day may be se- 
cured from the Field Secretary, M. 
A. C.) 

is for and what a college is for. Both of 
these schools were intended for the cultural 
education of the youth. In each it is neces- 
sary that the student shall gain a certain 
background of knowledge and that he shall 
learn, at the same time, to use his mind as 
a facile tool to be turned to any problem 
that may arise in his social or business 

Today we understand clearly that to ex- 
clude science from the schools would be 
blindness, but we understand also clearly 
that the human spirit may reach the high- 
est intellectual training by many paths. It 
may be through the study of Latin and 
Greek. It may be through the concepts of 
science and the experience of the labora- 
tory. But whether we come to intellectual 
vigor by the one method or the other, we 
know that the goal is reached only by the 
path of hard work, of sincere, intellectual 
effort, and of the mastery of some things. 

There are few specifics in education, but 
by whatever road a child or a youth seeks 
Continued on page 2. 


M. A. C. 

A Study of Student Accounts 

BY L. M. LYONS '18 

The editor of the ALUMNI BULLETIN 
assigned me the task of finding out how 
much it costs to go to Aggie. After hunt- 
ing down every student account that I 
could find in the hours the State permits me 
for diversion, my best answer is that it 
depends on how much you have to spend. 
The annual expenses, either from actual ac- 
counts or close estimates, of the first twenty 
subjects I approached, averaged $574. Just 
four were under $500 and just four were 
over $700. The lowest was $297, but this 
man had worked several weeks of one term 
for his board and had made no account 
of that item. The man with the largest 
expenditure declared he went through 
$1000 a year and his fraternity mates in- 
sisted that he needed a guardian. 

Perhaps the best way to get at the prob- 
lem is to consider cases. The first man I 
talked to had started out with nothing and 
was in a fair way to end with a like sum. 
In his four years, including vacations, he 
has earned and spent $935. This has 
carried him through, but all four years he 
has tended a furnace and garden for an 
Amherst family for his board and room. 
You can say it cost him $243.75 a year 
to go to college, or you can set the going- 
value on his board and room and arrive at 
a total of approximately $2500 as the cost 
of his college course. It really doesn't 
much matter. 

The interesting thing is that with a hoe 
and fiddle and an average good summer's 
work, he could make his way and still havu 
time for a fraternity, for varsity football 
and the glee club, and pocket money enough 
to support the social obligations of his con- 
dition in life. Perhaps I can't quite say he 
is typical, but there are enough of him 
so that he doesn't feel lonesome at Aggie, 
and he doesn't feel either that he has done 
anything particularly worth talking about. 

Another senior who has kept minute ac- 
counts of four years showed average ex- 
pense of $650. He seems about an aver- 
age Aggie man, belongs to a fraternity, 
goes out for athletic teams, belongs to the 
glee club, takes in most informals and foot- 
ball games, went to his sophomore-senior 
hop, but could not afford to go to the prom. 
He feels that he has to be economical, 
works for his board and earns $200 every 
summer, so that he earns a total of about 
$500 a year. He declared to me that "a 
man can go through comfortably on what I 
spent, have good times and take in every- 

Another senior who is not a fraternity 
member felt sure his expenses did not go 
over $450. He doesn't go to dances or on 
football trips, and his estimate did not in- 
clude clothes. 

The varsity football captain-elect, a fra- 
ternity member, estimates his expenses at 
$600, and is able to earn his way com- 
pletely by washing bottles in the dairy and 
Continued on page 2 

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It has been requested of me to pay a 
tribute of homage to my personal friend 
and classmate, Frank L. Arnold. Born in 
1871, at Granby of this state; educated in 
the public schools; he entered and gradu- 
ated from M. A. C. in the class of 1891; 
studied practical chemistry at the college 
experimental station for the following four 
years, then, at different places, engaged in 
manufacturing chemistry throughout his 
life. He was married to Miss Bertha Kim- 
ball of Gloucester about twenty-six years, 
and she, with their three children, sur- 
vived his death on December 21, 1922. 

So runs the cold and meagre biographical 
record, but the true record is written far 
deeper, marking a life full of inspiration to 
those skeptical about success to a life de- 
prived of many early advantages. 

Though born of humble folk, they were 
yet of the sturdy New England type from 
which much of the solid fabric of democ- 
racy is woven. With no uncommon advan- 
tages in a financial way, by good sense, 
good purposes and continued efforts, he rose 
to be an expert in the profession which he 

Well does the writer remember the mere 
boy who appeared on our campus in the fall 
of 1887. Modest, unassuming and unaf- 
fected as he then was, he always remained 
so. Quiet and unostentatious, he cared not 
so much for society, but loved companion- 
ship of his friends. He talked little. His 
hand was open but his lips closed. 

Not especially conspicuous in public life, 
he served his community well and faith- 
fully in many ways. His home life was 
ideal and exemplary. 

To those of us who, publicly or more in- 
timately, knew Frank Arnold, with his 
noble qualities and his many deeds of kind- 
ness, what can seem more sorrowful and 
untimely than such an early termination of 
a life still useful and strong? May it not 
be answered that, although his public serv- 
ice has so abruptly ended; his family ties 
have been so painfully cut; though, with 
tender hearts and moist eyes, we, his class- 
mates, close another chapter in the rapidly 
depleting roll of living members, no mortal 
shall say that in his short life, he had not 
rounded out, with overflowing measure, at- 
tainments usually incident to a period of 
three score years and ten? 

In any event it is not inappropriate that 
we comfort ourselves, while we mourn, with 
the words spoken of another, 

"He fulfilled the 'solemn trusts of life' 
committed to him and gently 

'gathered to the quiet West 

The Sundown splendid and serene!'" 
Henry J. Field, '91. 

Communications for publication in 
the ALUMNI BULLETIN should not 
be over 500 words in length. They 
should be mailed to the alumni office. 


Continued from page 1 

education, he will find it only by the path 
which leads through sincerity and thor- 
oughness. To master something well is 
the beginning of education. To know the 
English language well, to read it and 
speak it with precision and discrimination, 
to have acquired the taste for good books, 
constitutes a wiser background of knowl- 
edge for any American boy or girl than all 
the miscellaneous scraps of information 
that he can gather touching many fields of 
art and science and literature or even re- 
tail selling and advertising. 

So great has become the differentiation 
of effort, whether one consider the elemen- 
tary school, the secondary school, or the 
college, and such an enormous role is now 
played in the life of the two higher schools 
— the high school and the college — by ac- 
tivities other than those of education, no- 
tably athletics, that the young man or young- 
woman who goes out from college at the 
end of sixteen years of school training 
rarely knows the fundamental subjects 
which he is supposed to have studied with 
anything like the thoroughness that the 
graduate of the English Public School has 
at the age of eighteen. 

In these sixteen years the student has 
tasted of many dishes. He has been a 
guest at many tables. Rarely has he come 
under an inspiring and earnest teacher. He 
knows almost nothing of intellectual dis- 
cipline, and is neither able nor in the mood 
to bend himself heartily and effectively to 
a sharp, intellectual task. 

No nation can continue to offer sixteen 
years of preparatory education to its stu- 
dents, of this superficial sort, and meet its 
needs in educational training. If the work 
of education were rightly done, no such 
time ought to be required, and no nation 
can afford to turn its trained men into their 
professions so late in life as we are com- 
ing to do. Without question four years 
can be dropped out of this program with 
advantage to the cause of education and to 
the interest of the people and of their 

The Springfield Union : 

When a school graduate enters employ- 
ment the test is never on what he knows 
but on what he can do with what he knows 
and what he can do with the things he has 
yet to learn. 

Information may be forgotten in a year 
or less, but education cannot be lost. Facts 
may disappear from the mind, but the 
power to use them, which is education, is 
an increasing force for greater and greater 
results in actual contact with the problems 
of business and Jife. 

Principal Stearns of Phillips Academy: 

The inevitable smattering of knowledge 
that results from the superficial study of 
numerous subjects breeds carelessness and 
inaccuracy in thought, in speech, and in 


Continued from page 1 

by working in a restaurant. His summer 
nets him $150. 

The most detailed student account that 
I found totals $689.26. It was a senior's, 
and he insisted that it was high, largely 
because of an item of $108 for clothes. He 
also had $58 down for travelling, which I 
am sure is high. Every man I met who 
spent over $650 had apologies to make. One 
has an allowance sufficient to permit him 
to save money on it and spend $750 a year. 
He dresses expensively and misses nothing 
that happens in a social way. One Federal 
Board student had an expense record of 
$850. The Federal Board men, endowed 
by a generous government with $100 a 
month, set the pace in spending. 

Almost all expense accounts I have met 
are based on $10 a week for board and 
room. Most students who believe they are 
economizing to the limit, support fraternity 
taxes and occasional dances. But I got an 
exact account from one freshman whose 
only indulgence above the bare necessities 
of life is fraternity membership. (And as 
our Aggie life is now organized, fraternity 
membership can scarcely be counted a lux- 
ury. Ninety per cent of all students above 
the Freshman class belong to fraternities.) 

This freshman will have spent $400 by 
June 9. He cooks his own meals, which 
saves him $108 a year. He is still wearing the 
clothes in which he came from the farm, 
and he has not indulged in any of our extra- 
curriculum activities. He borrowed $200 
this year, but he must earn all his own way 
hereafter. He counts on $200 from this 
summer's employment and he already has a 
janitorship for next year which will net him 
$20 a month. He is committed to a straight 
four years of college at $400 a year — no 
clothes, no dances and cook his own meals. 

I am convinced that 15% of our boys earn 
all their way through and that twice as 
many earn part of their expenses. More 
than half the leaders in college activities 
are working their way wholly or in large 
part. Those who aren't working generally 
excuse themselves by pleading that jobs are 
so scarce at college that any man who 
seeks employment without compelling need 
is open to the criticism that he is taking 
away work from a man who must have it or 
leave college. The college employment 
committee paid $29,000 to 319 students last 
year. A good many more worked off the 
campus. The committee lists 94 permanent 
positions, about 80 of which yield the 
equivalent of board or nearly that. 

But the summer is the time of harvest; a 
few students claim to earn $300 in this 
period, a good many say $250; and though 
most put the figure at $150, I believe an 
inquisition on this subject would show 
that those who need more earn more. The 
boys do everything at college, from operat- 
ing a neostyle to selling silk stockings, 
from being head monitor to being pin boy 
in Memorial Hall, from milking cows to 
ringing the chapel bell — and the girls do 
everything the boys do. One Sophomore, 
who has earned his entire expenses and 
put money in the bank this year, combines 
waiting on table in a private family with 
reporting for a string of newspapers. The 
forty dollars he earned in prize speaking 
exactly balanced the forty dollars he earned 
washing test tubes in the Vet. Lab. 

Professor Henry S. Canby of Yale: 

Education does not mean information. 
It is not what you know but what you can 
do with what you know that makes edu- 
cation. Intelligence is not education; in- 
telligence uses education. The educated 
man has learned to relate one field of 
knowledge to another; he has learned to 
interpret facts and subdue them to his own 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, March 24, 1923 



Requests are being made by classes for 
headquarters in Memorial Hall during 
Commencement. Such quarters are lim- 
ited. The early bird catches the worm. 


A get-to-gether of seven alumni was re- 
cently held in Pittsfield. 

Fairfield County, Conn. 

President Butterfield will address the 
M. A. C. Alumni Association of Fairfield 
County on the evening of May 22. The 
"Grads" of Fairfield County expect to have 
a real reunion on that day at the home of 
George A. Drew, '97, Conyers Manor, 
Greenwich, Conn. 

Alumni Directory 

A list of alumni clubs will be printed in 
the alumni directory. Any club not listed 
at the alumni office should send in their 
name and a list of officers at once. 


Eleven members and one guest attended 
the Washington M. A. C. Club monthly 
luncheon at the Ebbitt House, March 8. 
Those in attendance were: C. A. Bowman, 
'81; Dr. Edwin W. Allen, '85; Major 
Arthur Monahan, '00; H. L. Knight, '02; 
Dr. E. A. Back, '04; James A. Hyslop, '08; 
S. Mendum, '10; J. Folsom, '10; H. C. 
Brewer, '13; H.J.Clay, '14; Perez Simmons, 
'16; and J. R. Smalley of Purdue Uni- 

The next meeting will be held at the 
Ebbitt, April 5. 


The annual banquet of the M. A. C. 
Alumni Club of Boston was held Wednes- 
day, February 21, at seven P. M. in the 
Parker House. Dr. Arthur W. Gilbert '04 
acted as toastmaster in the absence of H. J. 
Wheeler '83, who was unavoidably detained 
on his way from New York to Boston. 
About seventy-five alumni were present. 

Prof. Curry S. Hicks was the first of four 
speakers. He outlined briefly the recent 
football, hockey, track and basketball sea- 
sons, and described the plans for the new 
physical education building which the board 
of trustees has recently passed upon. 

Senator John M. Gibbs spoke on the vital 
need of patriotism on the part of every 
individual today. 

Dr. George F. Zook of the U. S. Depart- 
ment of Education and director for the 
Special Commission for an Investigation 
Relative to Technical and Higher Education 
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
was a guest. He spoke on his experiences 
with higher education throughout the 
country, and paid tribute to the Mass. Agri- 
cultural College "as being without exag- 
geration one of the foremost land-grant 
colleges in the country." 

President Butterfield discussed the past 
year in its relation to the numerous activi- 
ties of the college, and their progress dur- 
ing that time. He considered among other 
things the university movement, the re- 
vised course of study in the freshman class, 
and new buildings. 

A nominating committee was appointed 
early in the evening, and after the speeches 
reported the following elections: 

W. V. Hayden '13, President; Atherton 
Clark '77, A. W. Gilbert '04, H. J. Wheeler 
'83, E. C. Edwards '14, S. S. Crossman '09, 
G. B. Willard '92, Vice-Presidents; Paul 



The Associate Alumni at the commence- 
ment meeting adopted a minimum budget of 
$2385. At the December meeting of the 
executive committee this budget was raised 
to $2800 in order to provide funds for the 
printing of the alumni directory, the Com- 
mittee on Student Activities, and clerical 

A study of the finances of the Associa- 
tion shows that of the $765 that must still 
be collected in order to meet this budget 
$400 should be received from those alumni 
who have paid their dues up to June, 1922. 
The balance, $365, must be secured from 
the 450 alumni more than one year in ar- 
rears, the 450 graduates and 1200 former 
students who have never joined the Asso- 
ciation, or in the form of sustaining mem- 

The goal set last June was for 100 sus- 
taining members. To date 49 have been 
secured and additional donations amounting 
to $28 have been received. 

The revised budget is as follows: 

General office expenses $350.00 

Salary of Assistant Secretary 679.16 

Clerical help 200.00 


1. World Aggie Night 37.86 

2. Commencement 150.00 

Special Projects: 

1. Asso. of Alumni Sec'ys 10.00 

2. Office equipment 200.00 

3. Alumni directory 275.00 

4. Student Activities Com 50.00 


1. Printing & paper 675.00 

2. Postage 90.00 

3. Engraving 40.00 

Miscellaneous 42.98 


Baseball Schedule. 1923 

Apr. 20, Fri, Wesleyan at Mid^letown 
26, Thurs, Syracuse at home 
28, Sat, Harvard at Cambridge 
May 2, Wed, Dartmouth at Hanover 
5, Sat, Williams at home 
9, Wed, Amherst at Pratt Field 
12, Sat, W. P. I. at Worcester 
15, Tues, Colby at home 
19, Sat, Trinity at home 
22, Tues, Bates at home 
26, Amherst at home 
30, Wed, Wesleyan at home 
June 2, Sat, Williams at Williamst'n 
9, Sat, Trinity at home, 10A.M. 
Trinity at Hartf'd, 4 p. m. 

Faxon '19, Secretary; Newton Shultis '96. 
Treasurer; J. E. Goldthwait '85, J. G. 
Hutchinson '14, L. W. Ross '17, H. W. 
Bishop '16, A. N. Swain '05, Directors. 

'22 — Frederick Calhoun is with the Mu- 
tual Life Insurance Company of New York. 

Announcements descriptive of the 
the boys' camp to be conducted by the 
college during the month of July and 
application blanks may be secured 
from the Field Secretary. 



In the final game of the season M. A. C. 
defeated Tufts, 23 to 11. 

Varsity Debating 

Massachusetts A. C. will debate with 
Michigan A. C. on the twentieth of April, 
at Amherst. 

Collegian Turns Funny 

The final number of the Collegian under 
the 1922-23 board has been issued in the 
form of a humorous paper. 


The freshman-sophomore debate resulted 
in a unanimous decision for the sophomores. 
The freshmen won the numeral hockey 
game, 4 to 3. The first leg of the rifle 
match went to the sophomore class, 226 to 

Interclass Basketball 

The finish of the interclass basketball 
series found the sophomore class with a 
clean slate, having defeated all their op- 

High School Day 

The program for the fourteenth annual 
High School Day, to be held May 5, 1923, 
is as follows: 
9-00 A. M. — Interscholastic stock judging 

Inspection of the campus 
11-00 A. M. — Cavalry gymkana 
12-1d P. M. — Complimentary dinner 
12-45 P. M. — Inspection of the campus 
3-00 P. M.— Varsity baseball game with 

7-00 P. M.— Address of welcome 
Musical Club concert 
Roister Doister one act play 
9-00 P. M— Fraternity receptions 

Interclass Track 

The Junior class won the interclass in- 
door track meet and first place in the inter- 
class relay series. The score stands 1924 — 
46, 1923—27, 1926—22, two year 3, 1925—1. 

Dr. Eugene Davenport, formerly dean of 
agriculture at the University of Illinois, 
recently stated at a farmers' week at the 
Michigan Agricultural College, that with 
the possible exception of a similar college 
in Massachusetts, it (Michigan A. C.) had 
done more to advance agriculture in this 
country than any other six institutions of 
its kind. 


'22 — The engagement of Roger M. Ache- 
son to Miss Dorothy Towle, graduate stu- 
dent 1921-22, has been announced. 

'22 — Francis E. Hooper is a market re- 
porter for the Massachusetts Department of 

Graduate-Major T. J. Howard, who has 
recently become a member of the Associate 
Alumni of M. A. C. writes that since leav- 
ing "Aggie" he has been elected to the 
Chair of Director of Rural Life Work in 
Gammon Theological Seminary and has 
charge of all Rural Extension work among 
Negroes in the South, under the Board of 
Home Missions and Church Extension at 
Philadelphia. In recognition of his success, 
Philander Smith College conferred upon him 
the degree of Doctor of Divinity at its com- 
mencement in June. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, March 24, 1923 


'81 — Dr. J. L. Hills, dean and director 
of the Vermont State Agricultural College 
and Agricultural Experiment Station, is the 
senior author of bulletin No. 225 from his 
experiment station: "The Protein Require- 
ments of Dairy Cows"; and the author of 
a second bulletin, No. 226, on "The Main- 
tenance Requirements of Dairy Cattle." 
Both of these are summarized in a popular 
way in bulletin No. 229, printed under the 
title, "The Protein and the Maintenance 
Requirements of Dairy Cattle," also under 
the authorship of Dean Hills. This work 
is monumental in its scope, and represents 
the results of research under way since 

'90 — Dr. C. H. Jones is part author with 
Dean Hills and others of two bulletins of 
the Vermont Station, the first No. 228 be- 
ing the report of control analytical work, 
and the second on "The Protein Require- 
ments of Dairy Cows", above mentioned. 

'04 — "Weevils in Beans and Peas", pub- 
lished as Farmers' Bulletin No. 1275 of 
the United States Department of Agricul- 
ture, is under the authorship of Dr. E. A. 
Back. The bulletin is illustrated by a 
number of photographic illustrations, show- 
ing the work of the weevils and by dia- 
gramatic and other drawings illustrative 
of its life history. 

'04 — Sidney B. Haskell is author of 
"Farm Fertility", which is part of an agri- 
cultural series published by Harper's Pub- 
lishing Co. 

'06 — S. S. Rogers is part author of a 
small pamphlet "The Successful Marketing 
of California Vegetables", put out as Spec- 
ial Publication No. 32, California State De- 
partment of Agriculture. 

'09 — Dr. D. J. Caffrey is senior author 
of the most recent publication on the Eu- 
ropean Corn Borer, this being published as 
Farmers' Bulletin No. 1294, of the United 
States Department of Agriculture, and 
under the title "The European Corn Borer 
and Its Control." The bulletin is thor- 
oughly illustrated and indicative of the 
great damage which may come from this 
pest in case it is not controlled. 

'13 — Insecticides and Fungicides; Spray- 
ing and Dusting", of which Professor O. G. 
Anderson is joint author, is an illustrated 
laboratory manual with supplementary 
text material published by John Wiley & 
Sons of New York. 

'14 — A. S. Thurston, floriculturist at the 
University of Maryland, has recently pub- 
lished a revised and enlarged bulletin on 
"Garden Flowers." 

Faculty — Dr. J. W. Lentz is author of 
"A Study in the Control of Poultry Dis- 
eases" in Poultry Science for December and 

Dr. P. J. Anderson of the department of 
botany of the Massachusetts experiment 
station, in co-operation with Dr. D. H. 
Chapman, is author of the Bulletin No. 214 
from the station, "Tobacco Wildfire in 
1922." The same bulletin is also being pub- 
lished from the Conn. Station under the 
authorship of Dr. Chapman. This reports 
research work on control of a new fungus 
disease, Tobacco Wildfire. 

Webster S. Krout of the department of 
botany is author of bulletin No. 213 from 
the Massachusetts Station on "Control of 
Apple Scab." This reports the investiga- 
tion on work carried on in the eastern fruit 
area of the state, at the request of the 
apple growers themselves. 

Dr. George E. Gage, head of the depart- 
ment of veterinary science, reports opera- 
tions in the work of "Poultry Disease 
Elimination, with "Special Reference to 
White Diarrhea" in Control Bulletin No. 
22, Massachusetts Experiment Station. 


w'74 — Harry M. Doubleday, formerly 
American consular agent, now retired, is 
living in Montigo Bay, Jamaica. 

'76 — George A. Parker, superintendent of 
parks in Hartford, Conn., has resigned from 
the state park commission on which he has 
served for four years. 

'78 — Dr. John H. Washburn is studying 
methods of education at Columbia Univer- 

'91— Ex-Senator and Mrs. John B. Hull 
are on a Mediterranean cruise. 

'01 — P. C. Brooks has been transferred 
from East St. Louis, 111., to New York City. 
He is still with the General Chemical Co. 

'01 — Wallace R. Pierson has been elected 
to the upper house of the Connecticut state 

'04 — A. W. Gilbert, Mass. state commis- 
sioner of agriculture, is actively support- 
ing a campaign to rid fairs of obnoxious 
side shows. 

'05 — Francis A. Bartlett, president of the 
F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co., spent a 
few days in Washington recently consulting 
members of the department of Agriculture 
concerning matters of interest in his work. 
He reports meeting a number of M. A. C. 
men in the department. 

w'06 — Allan D. Farrar has been promoted 
to branch manager of the Fuller Brush Co., 
and is in charge of the southern New Jer- 
sey district. 

'08 — E. D. Philbrick has just finished 
building his new home in Catonsville, Md. 

'09 — W. D. Barlow has a new home in 
Roland Park, Baltimore, Md. 

'09 — S. S. Crossman sailed March 3 to 
visit several countries in Europe to in- 
vestigate the natural control of the gypsy 
moth. He will return about the last of 

'12 — R. R. Parker is now engaged in 
United States public health work, partic- 
ularly in study and control work on the 
Rocky Mountain spotted fever. He has 
also recently engaged in small fruit and 
poultry farming as a side line. 

'12 — Emory S. Wilbur is now engaged 
in farming in Lempster, N. H. 

'12 — Harry A. Noyes, research chemist 
and bacteriologist with the New Rochelle 
research laboratories, is chairman of the 
agricultural and food division of the 
American Chemical Society. Mr. Noyes is 
listed in Who's Who in America. 

'14 — Leland H. Taylor is an instructor 
in zoology in the West Virginia University. 
'14 — Bennet A. Porter, entomologist with 
the Bureau of Entomology, U. S. D. A., has 
just been transferred to Vincenes, Ind., to 
establish a fruit insect laboratory. 

'14 — Carl R. Frye is a landscape archi- 
tect in Columbus, Ohio. 

'15 — Herman C. Walker was re-elected to 
the West Springfield Board of selectmen at 
the annual elections last month. 

'15 — Chester P. Spofford is a teacher of 
agriculture in the John P. Holland Voca- 
tional School in East Walpole, Mass. E. J. 


'13— '22— A son, Harold M., Jr., to Har- 
old M. and Jane Pollard Gore, March 7, 

'15 — A daughter, Rosalie, to Harlow L. 
and Margaret Gaskill Pendleton, February 
22, 1923. 

w'19 — A son, Clifton Herbert, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Elmer J. Morton, February 11, 1923. 


'22 — Reginald N. Holman to Evelyn 
Comins Hubbard of Sunderland, March 10, 


Remember commencement, June 9 
to 11. Have you jotted it down on 
your calendar yet? Now's the time. 
We hope the snow will be gone by 
then — if not it will be a most unusual 
commencement. Either way it will 
be worth while attending. Your 
pocketbook may not get fattened, but 
your heart should be warmed with 
the renewing of college friendships 
while spending a few days at your 
alma mater. Remember the date, 
June 9 to 11. How about your class 
reunion, have you got that started 

Burke, 10, J. S. Carver '13, and W. I. 
Goodwin '18 are all teaching in the same 
school under the U. S. Veteran's Bureau. 

Special '15 — John C. Campbell is now 
established as a landscape architect in 
Stamford, Conn. 

'15 — Verne L. Severance is assistant fore- 
man of the department of factory of the 
Simonds Saw and Steel Co., Fitchburg. 

w'17 — The engagement of L. Leland 
Dudley, superintendent of schools, Johnston, 
R. I., to Miss Virginia Bartlett of Spring- 
field, Mass., has been announced. 

'17 — G. B. Fisher is now connected with 
the Traffic Adjustment Co., with headquar- 
ters at Baltimore. 

w'17 — Kenneth C. Bevan is engaged in 
rubber ball manufacturing in New Haven, 

w'17 — Homer W. Nims is manager of 
the Grisawaler Milling Co., Mt. Hermon, 

'18 — George C. Howe has left the Stan- 
hope Fruit Farm to take over the manage- 
ment of the Shenandoah Orchards, Inc., 
Fishersville, Va. 

18 — George K. Babbitt is herdsman on 
the Bonnie Brook Farm, So. Sudbury. 

'18 — Walter Hurlburt is a member of the 
executive committee of the Berkshire 
County Farm Bureau. 

'19 — C. D. Blanchard has been turning 
out a winning basketball team this winter 
at the Massee School, Stamford, Conn., 
where he is coach of athletics. 

'19 — Ambrose C. Faneuf is a chemist in 
Chaparra, Cuba. 

'19 — Willard K. French leaves the col- 
lege April 1 to teach at Worcester, and as 
a side line to conduct a farm in Sterling. 
'21 — Robert Gould is making good as a 
cow tester with the Northern Berkshire 
Cow Test Association. 

'21 — Richard Waite is assistant county 
agent in Berkshire county. One of his 
duties is the publication of the Berkshire 
Count!/ Farmers' Bulletin. 

'22 — Hervey F. Law is a landscape arch- 
itect with Fletcher Steele, Boston. 

'22 — George Baker has resigned his posi- 
tion as agricultural instructor in the West 
Springfield High School and has accepted 
a position of assistant chemist at the Dela- 
ware Experiment Station. He will also 
work for an advanced degree in chemistry. 
'22 — Herbert L. Collins is to coach var- 
sity baseball at M. A. C. this spring. 

'22 — The engagement of Donald Lacroix 
to Miss Edith Robinson of Amherst has 
been announced. 


Have you paid your Memorial 
Building pledge yet? The committee 
pays over $125 interest each month 
because of unpaid pledges. This 
money could be far better used to 
purchase furniture for Memorial 
Hall. "Procrastination," it is said, 
"is a thief of time"; it is also a 
waster of money. 



Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, April 24, 1923 

No. 9 


'Doc" Connors Honored 


On Saturday, March 31, members of the 
faculty, friends, and alumni gathered in 
French Hall to do honor to "Doc" or 
"Mike" Connor on his completion of forty 
years of service at "Aggie." Although the 
plans for the party, originated and devel- 
oped by Prof. F. A. Waugh, had been under 
way for more than a month, the event 
came as a complete surprise to "Doc", who 
was brought into the room of assembled 
friends under the pretense of arranging 
decorations for a party. 

Prof. F. A. Waugh presided and carried 
out his duties as can be done by Prof. F. 
A. Waugh only. He stated the purpose of 
the meeting and told of "Doc's" long and 
enviable record. After congratulating 
"Doc" he read a letter of congratulation 
from His Excellency Chaning H. Cox, Gov- 
ernor of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 

Professor Waugh also read a letter of 
congratulation from President Butterfield, 
who was unavoidably absent. He pre- 
sented "Doc" with a sheaf of letters from 
alumni, congratulating him on the long 
period of faithful service and wishing him 
many years of continued health. 

Charles A. Gleason, Vice-President of the 
Corporation, was introduced by Professor 
Waugh and spoke in behalf of the Trustees. 
He praised highly the record which has 
been set by "Doc" in forty years of con- 
secutive service to his credit. He also men- 
tioned the changes in administration which 
have come about since "Mike" began work 
at the college as a boy of sixteen. He told 
how "Mike" had worked under Presidents 
Stockbridge, Greenough, Goodell, Brooks, 
and Butterfield, and had seen the college 
buildings go up and the students come and 
go for many college generations. In closing 
Mr. Gleason presented "Doc" with a gold 
watch, suitably engraved, as a token of the 
respect in which "Doc" is held by his 

Clark L. Thayer, '13, expressed the ap- 
preciation of the alumni, emphasizing the 
fact that "Doc's" forty years of service had 
been forty years of friendship. He read 
several congratulatory letters from among 
the many received from the alumni. It was 
his duty and pleasure to present "Doc" 
with a bicycle to replace one that has seen 
service for almost as many years as "Doc" 

In closing the meeting Professor Waugh, 
in a few appropriate remarks, presented 
"Doc" with a bank book which represented 
a deposit of $233.10 to his credit, the 
amount remaining from contributions re- 
ceived from faculty, friends, and alumni 
after the purchase of the watch and bicycle. 
This amount has been increased by addi- 
tional contributions and Professor Waugh 
is willing and glad to receive donations 
from any who may wish to help swell the 

Before the party broke up, everyone fell 
in line to shake "Doc's" hand and to con- 
gratulate him. 


JUNE 8 TO 11, 1923 


7-00 P. M. 
8-15 P. M. 

9-00 P. M. 

Friday, June 8 
2-30 P. M. Freshman - Sophomore 

Baseball Game 
6-30 P. M. Interclass Sing, steps of 

Stockbridge Hall 
8-00 P. M. Dramatics, Bowker Audi- 
Saturday, June 9, Alumni Day 
9-15 A. M. Alumni Parade — Forms 
at Memorial Hall 
10-00 A. *I. Varsity Baseball Game 

with Trinity 
12-00 M. Alumni-Senior Dinner in 
Draper Hall 
1-30 P. M. Alumni Meeting in Me- 
morial Hall 
3-30 P. M. Alumni Baseball Game- 
Odds vs. Evens 
6-00 P. M. Academics and 
Club Suppers 
Flint Oratorical Contest 
Alumni Singing on Stock- 
bridge Hall steps 
Fraternity Receptions 
Sunday, June 10 
3-30 P. M. Baccalaureate Address, 
Kenyon L. Butterfield, 
Bowker Auditorium. 
Subject: "The New 
4-45 P. M. President's Reception. 

Rhododendron Garden. 
(If stormy, in Memorial 
7-00 P. M. Recital, Senior Quintet 
and other Musical Or- 
ganizations, Bowker 
Monday, June 11 
9-00 A. M. Cavalry Drill 
10-30 A. M. Senior Class Day Exer- 
2-00 P. M. Commencement Exercises, 
Bowker Auditorium, Ad- 
dress by Hon. Wood- 
bridge H. Ferris. Sub- 
ject: "Sanity in Edu- 
8-30 P. M. Sophomore - Senior Hop, 
Memorial Hall 
Note — Class reunions will be held 
by arrangement of the individual 



March 31, 1923 


Even if the members of the faculty of 
M. A. C. do, in general, approve of the rul- 
ing which brings them under the jurisdic- 
tion of the State Retirement Board, it 
seems to them, just now, a bit unfortunate 
that the first one of their number to reach 
the compulsory retirement age of 70 should 


At the March meeting of the Executive 
Committee the following action was taken: 

1. It was decided to organize the collec- 
tion of Memorial Building pledges in sev- 
eral alumni centers. 

2. It was voted to authorize the Mills 
Portrait Committee to proceed with the col- 
lection of funds for the portrait. 

3. Professor C. S. Plumb, '82, was ap- 
pointed official representative of the Asso- 
ciate Alumni to the Annual Conference of 
the Association of Alumni Secretaries in 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

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be their good friend and fellow worker, 
Professor William R. Hart. Progressive, 
active, and with a keen sense of humor he 
has always been ready to join his fellows in 
any college enterprise, whether it was an 
improved course of study, a Mettawampe 
trek, or building a new trail in the college 
forest on Mt. Toby. 

Professor Hart has always been a 
pioneer. As a two-year-old child, his par- 
ents took' him by boat down the Ohio and 
up the Mississippi, and then out on to the 
raw Iowa prairie to establish a home; as a 
young man he went to the western ex- 
tremity of the railroad and then out into 
the country to found a high school; and as 
a mature educator, President Butterfield 
called him back to the old Bay State to be- 
come the first professor of agricultural edu- 
cation in the United States. 

Coming to M. A. C. a year after Presi- 
dent Butterfield was inaugurated, he has 
for sixteen years been the head of the 
Department of Agricultural Education, and 
has exerted a wise and important influence 
upon the teaching of agriculture in the 
secondary schools of the state, both by 
direct advice and counsel and indirectly 
through his students. His work in starting 
the boys' and girls' club work is too well 
known to need anything more than mention 
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In the death of Professor Maynard, 
M. A. C. has lost another of its pioneer 
builders. Graduating with the class of '72, 
he was a pupil, associate, intimate friend 
and follower of President Clark. For 30 
years, during the formative period of the 
college, he was responsible for the college 
grounds, and the beautiful setting of 
M. A. C. will be a perpetual memorial to 
his worth and work. 

From graduation to '79, he was Associate 
Professor of Horticulture; from '79 to '95, 
Professor of Botany, Horticulture, and In- 
structor in Microscopy and Drawing; from 
'95 to '04, Professor of Horticulture, while 
during the whole of the latter period he 
was also horticulturist of the Hatch Ex- 
periment Station. At the time our class 
was in college, he was teaching all of the 
botany (analytical, structural and eco- 
nomic) microscopy, floriculture, landscape 
gardening, nursery practice, forestry, mar- 
ket gardening, pomology and drawing, and 
in addition was directing the experimental 
work in horticulture and supervising the 
college grounds. He loved nature, and his 
text book on "Landscape Gardening" was 
accepted as authoritative. He published 
many reports on experimental work in hor- 
ticulture, some of his most important being 
"Greenhouse Heating", "Fertilizer Under 
Glass", "Small Fruits", "Control of Peach 
Yellows", "Winter Killing of Fruit Buds", 
"Treatment of Flowering Shrubs", "Green- 
house Construction and Management", and 
his well-known book entitled "Practical 
Fruit Growing." He was an indomitable 
worker, as the above recital illustrates, but 
his versatility was even greater, as he was 
a skilled worker in wood and iron and often 
took his recreation in producing a fine piece 
of furniture, new laboratory apparatus, or 
a horticultural machine. 

He was a man of decided opinions and 
high aspirations, unyielding in his adher- 
ence to his principles, and he could never 
tolerate indolence or lax morals in others. 
He was interested in public matters, was 
a member of the school board and a staunch 
supporter of the Unitarian Church. The 
greatest memorial to Professor Maynard 
will be the affect he had in molding the 
lives of those who worked under him and 
the following tribute from G. A. Drew but 
expresses what would be offered by hosts 
of his former students : 

"As I look back over my college course 
and subsequent five years of practical 
training under his direction, I realize how 
much I owe to his guidance and instruction. 
For it was in the field of practical horticul- 
ture that Professor Maynard most im- 
pressed me with his thorough knowledge 
of intimate details of every phase of horti- 
cultural practice. He was a first-class 
florist, landscape gardener, nurseryman, 
market gardener, experiment station 
worker and fruit grower, all in one. With 
him, theory and practice went hand in 
hand. He was able not only to instruct but 
to execute. 

With his early struggles and untiring ef- 
forts to build up his department and beau- 
tify the college grounds, you are as familiar 
as I. He was not dismayed with the meager 
equipment and limited funds at his dis- 
posal, but made up for these deficiencies 
with his unbounded energy and .unwearied 

He loved M. A. C, he gave to her all that 
he had to give, and there are few who 
could give as much. 

J. H. Putnam, '9A. 


Continued from page 1 

here. He enjoys working with young peo- 
ple because he understands better than most 
teachers the psychology and mental growth 
of youth. 

In college work, as in secondary work, 
Professor Hart believes most thoroughly 
in the incentive of interest, and also that 
under this incentive the student not only 
accomplishes more, but receives better 
training and education while doing it. This 
is the logical reason for his theory that the 
teaching of agriculture should begin very 
early in our four-year course, and thus, by 
showing the need, give the student a real 
incentive for a broader as well as a more 
intensive study of the sciences, as well as 
the humanities, in the later years of his 

With the additional time at his disposal, 
Professor Hart is hoping soon to finish the 
book on agricultural education upon which 
he has been working. Giving as it un- 
doubtedly will his philosophy of education, it 
cannot fail to be of interest and value to 
educators and students of agriculture as 
well as to students of education everywhere. 

J. A. Foord. 


At a dinner held on March 31 in honor 
of Professor Hart he was presented with a 
sheaf of letters from alumni who had 
studied under him while at M. A. C. 
Among those who have taken courses under 
Professor Hart are 20 teachers of agricul- 
ture in Massachusetts, 17 members of the 
faculty at M. A. C, 10 extension workers 
in Massachusetts, and 48 other teachers in 
the state, or a total of 95. In other parts 
of the country and elsewhere 82 other 
alumni are putting into practice the train- 
ing received under Professor Hart. 

'88— H. C. Bliss left home on March 25 
for a business trip in the west. He will 
return May 14 after having made all the 
large cities east of Denver, north of Kansas 
City, and south of Duluth. 

'05— The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co., 
of which F. A. Bartlett is president, had 
one of the most effective exhibits on insects 
and tree surgery work at the recent flower 
show held at Grand Central Palace, New 
York City. 

'08— The engagement of Dr. William S. 
Regan and Miss Winefride Anne Gannon 
has been announced. 

'17— Wayne M. Flagg has been appointed 
Instructor of Science and Director of Ath- 
letics at the Westfield High School. 


The pleasure and inspiration I derived 
from reading the abstract from Dr. 
Prichett's Report which appeared in the 
last ALUMNI BULLETIN has made me 
feel that the editor should be congratulated 
for introduucing a subject of such vital 
interest to the Alumni, and for presenting 
such a fundamental discussion of the topic 
as a stimulant for some purposeful think- 
ing on the subject among the members of 
the Alumni body. I think that the recent 
articles by Dr. Torrey should open the way 
for more discussions like them. 

The outline of what any education should 
include, as laid down by the report, seems 
to me to be an educational Magna Charta 
for either high school or college. I am 
assuming that Dr. Prichett would not ex- 
clude modern languages from the curricu- 
lum, because he especially emphasizes the 
importance of being able to speak English 
with "precision and discrimination." My 
experience and observation have convinced 
me that enforced, careful, precise transla- 
tion of ■ modern languages into English is 
an excellent training for the use of precise 
and discriminating diction in our writing 
and conversation. The work of translation 
in class also trains us in getting the exact 
meaning of what we are reading. Most 
of us feel the need of this in our further 
study, or in our business correspondence 
after we leave college. 

Without touching much in detail upon the 
other subjects mentioned in the report, I 
think that it might be taken, as a whole, 
as a good basis on which to plan the four- 
year course at M. A. C. President Butter- 
field has often pointed out that, while a 
thorough course in agriculture is the phase 
of education in which the College is ex- 
pected to specialize, yet the students of the 
College are not expected merely to show 
the value of their training in a financial 
success, but to also be leaders in good citi- 
zenship. A knowledge, of American history 
is insisted upon when a foreigner seeks to 
become a naturalized citizen of the country 
— why would not a more intensive study of 
history in general, or of American history 
in particular, than we gain in high school, 
be -of benefit to those who are going to be 
leaders in the communities in which they 
are to make their home? 

Lest we overemphasize the need of 
studies to make our students better voters, 
and lay ourselves open, perhaps, to the 
criticism in the report of American schools 
being too diverse in their requirements, by 
urging the introduction of a new subject 
into the curriculum, let us turn our atten- 
tion to some of the subjects already given 
at the College. I have in mind science and 
mathematics, in particular. I think that 
courses which seek to teach the applications 
rather than the fundamentals of these two 
subjects which can be used in application, 
are not so productive of "problem-solvers" 
as the courses in the fundamentals them- 
selves would be. The application of 
the subjects given the first two years can 
be safely left, I believe, to the work in the 
Majors during the last two years, and to 
practical life after graduation. The time 
during the first two years should be spent 
in acquiring a thorough training in the 
fundamental, pure sciences and mathe- 

F. E. Knight, '19. 

11 — Edgar M. Brown has announced an 
extension of his landscape service. New 
offices will be opened in Hartford, Conn 
While Mr. Brown's card calls the business 
Landscape Gardening and Forestry" he is 
engaged as well in all lines of design and 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, April 24, 1923 



The second annual meeting of the Fair- 
field (Conn.) County M. A. C. Alumni As- 
sociation will be held on Tuesday afternoon 
and evening, May 22, at the home of the 
president, George A. Drew, '97, Conyers 
Manor, Greenwich, Conn. President Butter- 
field will be the guest of the club at this 
meeting and get-together. 


Commencement plans are under way. The 
secretary of the class has asked for head- 
quarters in Memorial Hall and has secured 
room 6. 


The secretary of '98 reports that nine of 
the ten living graduates of the class will be 
on the campus for commencement this June. 
Room 9, Memorial Hall, has been assigned 
the class for headquarters. 

Class headquarters for commencement, 
room 8, Memorial Hall. Looks like a grand 
reunion is under way. 


And still they come! 'Eighteen has asked 
for room 5 in Memorial Hall for headquar- 
ters. They got it. 


Will be here, too, for commencement. 
Class headquarters will be in room 7, Me- 
morial Hall. 


George A. Drew, '97, Manager of the 
Estate of E. C. Converse, Greenwich, Con- 
necticut, writes on "Reclaiming Old Apple 
Orchards" in the spring number of Tree 
Talk. This is a magazine published in 
Stamford, Connecticut, and numbers among 
its contributors several other "Aggie" men. 
A. W. Dodge, Jr., '12, writes on "The Old- 
est of the Living", this being a description 
of a number of famous old trees growing 
in different parts of the country. G. M. 
Codding, '09, is likewise a contributor under 
the title "Feeding Trees"; while the back 
cover page carries an advertisement of The 
Bartlett Associates, which is headed up by 
F. A. Bartlett, '05. 

w'03 — "Selby Abbey and the Washing- 
tons" is the title of an illustrated article 
in Scribner's Magazine for February, 1923, 
by C. A. Tinker. 

'10 — Harry R. Francis, a member of the 
Committee on State Park Plan for New 
York, has recently issued a comprehensive 
report on the development of the parks of 
that state. 

'12— Volume 2, Part 4, No. 12, of the 
Bulletin of the National Research Council, 
printed under the title "Co-operative Ex- 
periments upon the Protein Requirements 
for the Growth of Cattle", contains a report 
of work done at the Massachusetts Experi- 
ment Station by Mr. C. L. Beals, '12, for- 
merly of the Station, under the general 
direction of Dr. J. B. Lindsey, '83. 

'15— Lester W. Tarr, Chemist of the Del- 
aware Agricultural Experiment Station, is 
the author of Technical Bulletin No. 2 from 
that Station on "Fruit Jellies", with special 
reference to the role of acids. 


'91 — Walter C. Paige, reports President 
Butterfield. who met him on a recent trip 
to Texas, is much thought of in Houston, 
where he has served for eight years as 
general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. The 
city association has a membership of 2500 



— The statistical data in the following tables, showing advanced and professional 
degrees received by graduate and non-graduate members of the College, are compiled 
from the forthcoming Alumni Directory. 

The total enrolment of alumni — graduate and non-graduate — is, according to the 
summary there given, 3707. Bachelors of science number 2043. Of these, 1820 are 
supposed to be living, and 223 are reported as deceased. Of the 1664 non-graduate 
former students, 1423 are supposed to be living, and 241 are presumably dead. The 
foregoing summary does not include those who have pursued the two-year course or 
any of the short courses, nor holders of advanced degrees not otherwise graduates 
of the College, nor the so-called specials. In all, seventy persons have been admitted 
to advanced degrees in the Massachusetts Agricultural College, forty-three being 
bachelors of science of the same. By a custom now in disuse, but which prevailed 
from 1876 to 1911, 533 graduates of the College received also the degree of bachelor 
of science from Boston University. It is unnecessary to add that these, as well as a 
dozen or more honorary degrees, are not included in our tabulation. 

The first table relates to graduate alumni, the second to non-graduate alumni, 
and in both are listed the institutions, as far as practicable, and the degrees conferred 
by each. Not seldom more than one degree has been taken by the same person. 
Crowding and condensing both were unavoidable, partly because of the number of 
institutions represented — in all some ninety — partly because of the multiplicity and 
variety of degrees and the lack of uniformity in the abbreviations used to express 
them. Among the less familiar ones, including some of recent origin, are those in 
business administration (B. B. A.), in education (Ed. M.) , in letters (B. L.), and in 
pedagogy (Pd. B.). Degrees in dental and veterinary surgery are not omitted, but 
are grouped under dental and veterinary medicine respectively. That Harvard Uni- 
versity should head the lists is not surprising; yet her lead in both groups is note- 
worthy and impressive, and may possibly be taken as showing the trend of New Eng- 
land college men generally. 


































































Mass. Agr.Col. 





























Univ. Penn 






Boston Univ. ... 












Univ. Illinois... 


Jeff. Med. Col... 





Penn. State 



Am. Vet. Col.... 







N. Y. Univ 





G.Wash. Univ. 






Iowa State Col. 



Univ. Mich 





Albany M. Col. 










Johns Hopkins 



Ohio St. Univ. 
























Wash. Un.,Mo. 






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(Table of Non-Graduates on page 4) 


'11 — H. J. Baker, Director of the Exten- 
sion Service at the Connecticut Agricultural 
College, formerly on the staff of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, and at the 
present time president of the Associate 
Alumni, has accepted an appointment as 
Director of the Extension Service for the 
New Jersey Agricultural College, taking up 
his new duties about June 1. 

Director Baker was one of the earlier 
extension directors of the country, and be- 
cause of this was compelled to break a prac- 
tically new path in this important line of 
work. He has developed during his term of 
service in Connecticut an exceedingly effi- 
cient organization. His many New Eng- 
land friends regret that he is being lost to 
them as a co-worker, but congratulate him 
on the increased opportunities in the State 
of New Jersey. 

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Cornell _. 

Boston Univ 

Bowdoin - 

Univ. Maine 

Univ. Vermont _ 

Brown _ 

N. Y. Univ - 

Univ. Mich - 




Syracuse - 

Univ. Illinois _ ~ 

U. S. Mil. Acad 

Gottingen - 

U. S. Naval Acad 



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M. A. C. 


Professor W. S. Welles, for the past four 
years a member of the Department of Agri- 
cultural Education, was appointed head of 
the department upon Professor Hart's re- 
tirement. Professor Welles received his 
bachelor of science degree from the Uni- 
versity of Illinois. Before coming to M. A. C. 
he had been a high school teacher and 
principal for five years, school superinten- 
dent for five years, a teacher of biology in 
a normal school for five years, and for 
seven years at the normal school a trainer 
of teachers of agriculture. Professor 
Welles had also served as state supervisor 
of vocational agriculture in Wisconsin dur- 
ing his last two years with the normal 

Professor Harry N. Glick, A. B. Bridge- 
water College, A. M. Northwestern Uni- 
versity, and now a candidate for the Ph. D. 
degree at the School of Education, Uni- 
versity of Illinois, has come to M. A. C. as 
Professor of Agricultural Education. Pro- 
fessor Glick has had experience as a high 
school teacher of history, economics, and 
science and principal, and as a college 
teacher of zoology. 

Charles H. Gould, '16, has resigned his 
position at the college as assistant professor 
of pomology to conduct a fruit farm of his 
own at Hackawana. 

Ralph A. Van Meter, formerly Extension 
Professor of Pomology, has resigned from 
the Extension Service to accept a position 
as Professor of Pomology with the resident 
department. Fred E. Cole, Jr., '20, has 
been secured as Extension Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Pomology to take Professor Van 
Meter's place in the Extension Service. 

Morton H. Cassidy, '20, has joined the 
college staff as Assistant Professor of Bee 

May 5 Connecticut A. C. at Storrs 
12 Eastern Intercollegiates .at 

18-19 New Englands at Boston 
21 or 26 Triangular meet with New- 
Hampshire and Vermont at 


About 35 to 40 students are reporting 
three days a week for spring football 


Question: — Resolved that the United 
States should recognize the present Soviet 
government of Russia. 

M. A. C. negative defeated C. A. C. affirma- 
M. A. C. affirmative lost to R. I. negative. 
C. A. C. negative defeated R. I. affirmative. 



An informal dinner and get-together of 
nineteen students and instructors in flori- 
culture who attended the International 
Flower Show, was held at the Hotel Bristol 
in New York City on March 16. Of the five 
instructors present, four were Aggie alumni: 
Earle I. Wilde, '12; Clark L. Thayer, '13; 
Arthur S. Thurston, '14; and Harold A. 
Pratt, '17. First steps were taken at this 
meeting towards organizing an honorary 
professional floricultural society. The in- 
stitutions represented were Cornell, Mary- 
land, M. A. C. and Penn State. 



The Academic Activities Board has voted 
to award a silver loving cup each year to 
the student most valuable to Academic 


Steps have been taken by students inter- 
ested in debating toward the formation of 
a debating society. 


Fourteen alumni of M. A. C, two other 
members of the faculty and three former 
members of the faculty attended the 65th 
meeting of the American Chemical Society, 
New Haven and Connecticut Valley Sec- 
tions, held at New Haven, April 2 to 7. 
H. A. Noyes, '12, as chairman of the Divis- 
ion of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 
presided at the meetings of that group. Mr. 
Noyes and Dr. Chamberlain of the college 
staff are members of the council, the execu- 
tive body of the American Chemical Society. 
The following papers were presented by 

Dr. C. A. Peters, '97, and G. K. Redding, 
'20 — The Colloidal Condition and Set- 
tling of Acid Lead Arsenate. 
L. W. Tarr, '15— The Role of Acids in Fruit 
Jellies. Malic, Citric and Tartaric 
Acids in Fruit Jellies. 
H. A. Noyes, '12— What Is a Fruit Jell:/? 
Vacuum Concentration in Preparation 
of Fruit Jellies. 
H. B. Pierce, '17— (Joint author with D. E. 
Haley). A simple Shaking Apparatus 
for Use in Enzyme Studies. 


After a half year's leave of absence, the 
latter pai't of which was spent in Europe, 
Dean Lewis has returned to the campus. 
The first day of his return he was greeted 
by the members of Adelphia and the Senate 
and the four class presidents, who called at 
his home in a body. 


'17 — Herman B. Nash to Grace Rogers 
Leonard of Marshfield Hills, at Hadley, 
March 24, 1923. 

'22 — Edwin G. Burnham to Helen Parm- 
lee of Hartford, February 28, 1923. 


w'07 — A daughter, Mary Suzanne, to 
Clifton H. and Kathryn P. Chadwick, Jan- 
uary 10, 1923. 

'08 — A son, Holbrook Tuckerman, to Or- 
ton L. and Margaret Tuckerman Clark, 
April 8, 1923. 

'20 — A son, Brooks Rockefeller, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Brooks F. Jakeman. 

'21 — Carlo A. Iorio is planning to open a 
photo engraving shop. He is now at home 
in Torrington, Conn., after having spent 
the winter in Florida. 

'22— Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Robinson 
of Amherst have announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Edith Clark, to 
Donald S. Lacroix. 

October 20 

November 3 



Worcester P. I. at M. A. C. 
Wesleyan at Middletown 
Williams at Williamstown 
Amherst at M. A. C. 
New Englands at Boston 

'06 — J. Edward Martin is associated with 
Jack Dionne in publishing a lumber journal 
in California known to the lumber trade 
as The California Lumber Merchant. This 
paper covers the states of Arizona and 
California and has nearly a 100% circula- 
tion among the lumbermen of that region. 


An order has been passed by the 
State Legislature of Massachusetts 
providing for that body to visit the 
college. This trip will be made on the 
4th of May. 

This is the first time on record on 
which the General Court as a body 
has ever visited any of its state in- 
stitutions. The college and all alumni 
of the college should, therefore, feel 
especially grateful that this honor 
has come to M. A. C. 



Vol. IV. 

Amherst, Masachusetts, May 24, 1923 

No. 10 


192 Members Make the Trip 


It was a big day for the college and one 
might venture to say that it was a big day 
for the General Court of Massachusetts 
when 197 of the 278 members of that body 
made a tour of inspection over the college 
grounds on May 4th. Many were the re- 
marks to indicate that a number of legis- 
lators came with one impression of the col- 
lege and left with another impression ut- 
terly different from the first. "An eye- 
opener" some called it. 

Whatever the results of the trip may be 
it can safely be said that whenever the col- 
lege is the subject of discussion at the State 
House there will be much more intelligent 
consideration than in the past. Where there 
is better understanding there should be 
greater sympathy. The college has nothing 
to fear and much to hope for from this 

Arriving at the Boston and Maine station 
about 11-30 o'clock in the morning in a spe- 
cial train pulled by two engines, the pre- 
viously tagged legislators were quickly 
seated in the 90 to 100 automobiles secured 
for the occasion. Ten minutes after the 
train pulled in the line of cars was wending 
its way to the college. 

Along the roadway from the entrance of 
the campus to South College the mounted 
cavalry squad was lined up and kept the 
occupants of the cars busy returning sa- 
'lutes. The route of inspection led the party 
over the college farm to the sheep barns, 
back along Lincoln Avenue through the 
west center of the campus, through the 
poultry plant and the Experiment station 
plots, up the east side of the campus, then 
through the orchards, and ended at Draper 
Hall where an M. A. C. dinner was served 
the guests of the day. 

Following dinner the college and the Gen- 
eral Court gathered in Stockbridge Hall, the 
latter sitting on the stage which had been 
extended over the first few rows of seats in 
order to accommodate the group. Singing 
and cheering by the student body proved 
to the law makers that here indeed was a 
real college student body. Addresses by 
Charles A. Gleason, trustee, President K. L. 
Butterfield, President Frank G. Allen of the 
Senate, and Speaker Benjamin Loring Young 
of the House of Representatives completed 
the program for this occasion. 

The legislators were next divided into 
groups and made detailed inspection of the 
campus. Every feature of the college work 
was carefully inspected by one or more 
parties. All students were in classes at this 
time. After this inspection the legislators 
took seats in specially erected bleachers and 
watched a parade of live stock and man- 
euvers of the college R. O. T. C. Then the 
line of cars passed back again to the station 
and the legislators were on their way to 
Boston, but the college followed them, for 
when supper time came around there were 
box lunches provided by the student body. 

The whole affair was carefully planned 
and every member of the faculty and stud- 
ent body played his part. 





Come to Commencement just as you 
had planned. If there's any mind 
changing let it be that of your class- 
mate, fraternity brother, or other 
"Aggie" friend who said he couldn't 
get back. Tell him what's on the 
docket. Change his mind. 

The Commencement play will be 
"The Truth About Blayds." This play 
has had a successful run on Broadway 
and as far as can be determined this 
will be the first amateur performance. 
Tickets may be secured in advance 
thru the Alumni office. Seats are 
priced at 50c, 75c. and $1.00. Send 
your check made payable to the Roist- 
er Doister Dramatic Association and 
instructions about tickets desired to 
the Alumni office. The tickets will be 
held for you at the registration table. 
The quicker you attend to this the 
better the seats you will get. 

Saturday is Alumni Day from start 
to finish. The parade, the baseball 
game, and the dinner should attract 
all alumni and their families. Follow- 
ing dinner comes the business meeting 
of the Association which all alumni 
will find well worth attending. 

Another baseball game comes in the 
afternoon — the odd classes versus the 
evens; not the young baseball satel- 
lites, but teams representative of all 
decades, for four or more members of 
each team must have been out of col- 
lege ten years or more. The Varsity 
and Academic Clubs hold forth at 
6-00. Get your ticket to one of these 
at the registration booth. 

A new feature — alumni singing — is 
scheduled for the evening on the steps 
of Stockbridge Hall. All the old glee 
club members, the little groups that 
used to practice close harmony, those 
that can sing and those that can't will 
all have a chance to do their best. 
Then to end the perfect day come fra- 
ternity reunions. Class reunions will 
be held by arrangement of the classes. 

But now, take note: Massachusetts 
runs on daylight saving time. If your 
watch reads on Eastern Standard 
Time remember that 9-00 by your 
watch means 10-00 by daylight saving. 

A number of old commencement pro- 
grams and other programs, posters, and like 
papers have been donated to the library 
by Dr. Frederick Tuckerman '78. Among 
the papers were the first, second, third, 
and fourth commencement programs. 

'82 — The Agricultural Student of Ohio 
State University recently printed an article 
about Professor C. S. Plumb — "Daddy" 
Plumb they called him. 

'21 — Laurence F. Pratt has received a fel- 
lowship in the Food Research Institute at 
Stanford University. 


Completes Long Period of Service 


May 4th saw the retirement of Dr. Wel- 
lington, at the age of 70, in accordance with 
the state law, and closed a term of 38 years 
of active service, the longest of any recent 
member of the faculty and of about the 
same length as that of the late Dr. Goess- 
mann and the late President Goodell. 

In 1885 when Dr. Goessmann began to 
give the most of his time to the work 

of the Experiment Station Dr. Welling- 
ton, Associate Professor, took charge of 
the teaching work. All students in the 
college passed through his hands from 
1885 to 1902 when a revision of the cur- 
riculum limited the required chemistry to 
the lower classes. Up to 1893 all the 
teaching was done by Dr. Wellington 
save the lecture courses by Dr. Goessmann. 
In 1893 the instruction in the freshman and 
sophomore courses was taken over by Dr. 
E. R. Flint, '87, who was followed by Dr. 
S. F. Howard, '94. Since 1902 only selected 
groups of students specializing in chemistry 
were under Dr. Wellington's supervision. 
In 1909 he gave special attention to the 
analytical work and has continued with that 
in the later years, since 1912 being assisted 
by the writer of this sketch. Dr. Welling- 
ton has had actual acquaintance with a 
large portion of the Alumni of the college 
and with all of its chemists. 

It was always evident that the needs of 
the individual were first in Dr. Wellington's 
mind. Many men will recall the quiet talks 
concerning their own future; his ability to 
use the great movements in history; his love 
of the philosophers; his willingness to change 
the subject matter of a course if added 
Continued on page 3 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, May 24, 1923 



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Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



The annual meeting of the Associ- 
ate Alumni of M. A. C. is called for 
Saturday, June 9, 1923, at 1-30 P. M. 
in Memorial Hall. Items of business 
for consideration are: 

1. Minutes of the last annual meet- 
ing, the mid-winter Alumni Day meet- 
ing, and extracts from the minutes of 
the meetings of the Executive Com- 

2. Report of the officers for the year 

3. Report of the Memorial Building 

4. Report of the Student Activities 

5. Report of the Endowment Com- 

6. Report of the Mills Portrait Com- 

7. Report of the Fernald Portrait 

8. An address by President Butter- 

9. Projects and budget for the year 

10. A proposal to amend the by-laws 
by adding to them article 18 to read 
as follows: 

"There shall be elected annually 
at the annual meeting two repre- 
sentatives to the Joint Committee 
on Intercollegiate Athletics, two 
representatives to the Academic 
Activities Board, and three repre- 
sentatives to the Board of Man- 
agers of Memorial Hall; provided 
that at least one alumni repre- 
sentative on each of these boards 
and committees shall be a mem- 
ber of the Executive Committee. 
Nominations for these represen- 
tatives shall be made by the Nom- 
inating Committee." 

11. Mid- Winter Alumni Day. 

12. Any other items of business 
which may properly come before the 

13. Election of officers for the year 

14. Reports of the alumni representa- 
tives on the Joint Committee on Inter- 
collegiate Athletics, the Academic Ac- 
tivities Board, and the Board of Man- 
agers of Memorial Hall. 




'85 — Dr. George H. Barber is now located 
at the U. S. Naval Medical Supply Depot, 
Mare Island, Calif. 

'95 — George A. Billings has removed from 
New Brunswick, N. J., to Washington, D. C. 
where he has accepted a position as Special 
Expert in the Agricultural Division of the 
U. S. Tariff Commission. 

'06 — D. H. Carey resigned from the staff 
of the University of California to engage in 
farming in Northern California. 



To bring to those engaged in agriculture 
the same return for their time and thought 
that comes to nearly all others (from lab- 
orers up), who may have been a little keen- 
er and have organized for self protection 
some years ahead of the farmers, it will 
require the men with the best education 
and most practical experience possible. My 
idea of the two year course would be, that 
for a college educated man with previous 
experience on a farm, it would give him a 
chance to be a leader among his fellows; 
but, that without more of an education than 
that gained from the two year course, he 
might become a skilled farm worker after the 
proper amount of experience, and might even 
make a good foreman. This, of course, would 
be subject to exceptions as there are men who 
do not need a college education to make lead- 
ers and vice versa. Please bear in mind that 
I did not graduate from the agricultural 
course and so may be at a disadvantage. 
However, I did "soak up" some of the at- 
mosphere and principles. I also find that 
although I was graduated for a prospective 
civil engineer and did follow the work for 
five years, that part of my education is not 
a total loss to me in my present circum- 
stances. If I had been educated at a class- 
ical college instead and then in some way 
learned as much about agriculture as I did 
pick up at M. A. C, I have no doubt but 
that kind of an education would be almost 
as useful to me as a farmer as my engin- 
eering has been. I sincerely believe that 
to be a successful farmer one should know 
something besides agriculture. Some say 
that the most successful men are those who 
can hire the proper kind of men to run 
their business for them, but I think in these 
times the man that can check the business 
from bottom to top is one who is going to 
be the most successful. 

Therefore, I would conclude that with the 
same amount of practical experience the 
man with the four years' education has the 
better chance even though he knows no 
more agriculture than the one with the two 
years' education. 

T. L. Warner, '08. 


"My opinion of the four year course, nat- 
urally comparing it with what I have seen 
of the two year men, would be that while 
the two year men have a fair knowledge of 
agriculture, they do not seem to have the 
additional education needed to put it over 
successfully. They appear to know the fun- 
damentals of their subjects, but cannot or 
do not have the ability to hold down a job 
that a four year man can. This ability does 
not always come from a knowledge of the 
subject but from a broader mind acquired 
through a more general education, that en- 
ables one no better versed in the subject 
matter to handle a given proposition more 

As to my own particular case and the 

value of my college course to me, I will say 
that it has made all the difference in the 
world. I, of course, do not know what I 
would be doing or where I would have been 
had I not gone to college, but I do know 
that I could not have held the positions of 
responsibility that I now hold or have held 
without my education. It is not alone what 
we learn of mere subject matter from text 
books, laboratory work, and lectures that 
count in life; but rather it is the broader 
mind one acquires that enables him to grasp 
problems and meet emergencies, handle 
men, and mix with them that counts for 
success, not financial alone but the better- 
ment of the little part of the world one oc- 

P. F. Staples, 'Ok- 


There undoubtedly exists, among both 
students and alumni of "Aggie", more or 
less prejudice against the two-year course. 
I should, certainly, not say that the regular 
course should be reduced from four years 
to two. However, I do believe that the 
short courses have an important place in a 
college which is to be of the most benefit 
to the agriculture of the state. 

There is probably no part of the program 
of study, student activities, or college life 
which is not a benefit to the average stu- 
dent at M. A. C. But, it is a question in 
my mind, if it is all of sufficient value for 
all farm boys to warrant their spending 
the time and money for a four-year course. 
I believe there are many boys in the state, 
born and brought up on farms, who intend 
to make farming their life work and who 
would profit by the farming instruction of- 
fered by the college, but who could hardly 
afford four years' time and the money 
necessary to take the regular course. 

Of course, it is possible to work your 
way through college. But one who aims to 
acquire a farm of his own from farm earn- 
ings is starting a slow process. Farming 
is not a business of quick and large re- 
turns, so, of course, time must be consid- 
ered. This applies even more to the stu- 
dent who borrows money to defray his 
expenses, for it may take several years to 
pay the debt. 

I believe there is another disadvantage 
of a four-year course for the average farm 
boy. No doubt a high standard of living 
is desirable in the country as well as the 
city. Certainly, none of us want to adopt 
the living standard of the European 

However, a graduate is likely to find it 
hard to adjust himself to the life and in- 
come afforded by a farm business, at least 
a farm business "in the making", after 
four years' absence from farm life and 
farm work, spent in the life of the campus. 
Of course, the Henry Fords and Aaron 
Sapiros would make the most of whatever 
education or training they had or the handi- 
caps they started with, but I am speaking 
of the average farm boy of our state. 

Perhaps the prejudice, of so many "hard- 
headed" farmers, against the "Aggie" 
graduate is really, in a measure, a justi- 
fiable challenge: Is the four-year course 
"sound farm practice"? 

Walter Hurlburt, 'IS. 


'96 — Frank L. Clapp was recently ordain- 
ed as a deacon of the Unitarian First Parish 
Church of Dorchester. This church has had 
an unbroken line of deacons from the Clapp 
family since 1638. Mr. Clapp is the twelfth 
member of the family to fill the office. 

'04 — John W. Gregg has recently returned 
to this country from a trip abroad where 
he has been studying landscape design, 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, May 24, 1923 

Dr. Wellington Retires 

Continued from page i 
stimulation could be found; his avoidance 
of the formal lecture. Many a man who 
showed promise has been started on a suc- 
cessful career by the inspiration caught 
from the life of some great chemist as re- 
vealed in one of those quiet talks. 

Years before the college reached its pres- 
ent position Dr. Wellington was a tireless 
worker for more students and a better 
spirit. As one of a group of active alumni 
on the campus it was natural this should 
be so. Recall the 30th Anniversary at Com- 
mencement in 1897, which drew the largest 
number of alumni ever present until the re- 
cent 50th Commencement in 1921. As ex- 
amples of his efforts to better advertise the 
college the illustrations included in the 
Alumni Catalog of 1897 may be cited. 
Again, special issues of the college paper, 
Aggie Life, describing the work of the in- 
stitution were widely distributed. The far- 
reaching results of these and oaher effort.- 
are hard to measure. 

The social advantages of the students 
were always Dr. Wellington's special con- 
cern. The writer recalls chemical feeds pat- 
terned after the German Kneipa where the 
social atmosphere, now taken for granted, 
was developed. 

In the older days, occasional bursts of 
enthusiasm, known as college pranks, re- 
sulted in damage to college property or 
violation of rules and sometimes brought a 
group before the faculty for discipline. Few 
people will know the quiet and skillful med- 
iation that was conducted by Dr. Wellington 
as he endeavored, not to allay the deserved 
punishment, but to make the students see 
that straight forward acknowledgment of 
wrong doing and reparation was the better 
way. The fact that Dr. Wellington's father 
was a c lergyman, being at one time pastor 

of the * Fu ' jt Chu rch in Amhorct , may ac- 

/ count for his intense human interests. 

At the dinner on May 7, given to Dr. and 
Mrs. Wellington in Draper Hall by the fac- 
ulty members and their wives, the keynote 
was loyalty. President Butterfield told how 
intensely loyal to the college and his ad- 
ministration Dr. Wellington had always 
been. Dr. Lindsey told of incidents of 
service, particularly activities which lead to 
the appointment of some of our most in- 
fluential trustees. 

Dr. Hills, '81, spoke cordially of the broad 
scholarship and deep human interest and 
devotion to the college; of his activity in 
bringing the first national college fraternity 
onto the campus when D. G. K. changed to 
Kappa Sigma. 

Dr. Wellington was assistant in Chemis- 
try at M. A. C. for three years after grad- 
uation following which he served the U. S. 
Department of Agriculture for six years, 
being absent one year studying under Pro- 
fessor Mallet at the University of Virginia. 

Following Dr. Goessmann's influence he 
joined the sociable American colony at Goet- 
tingen, where he met Miss Huntington, the 
present Mrs. Wellington, and took his de- 
gree under Tollens in 1885, meanwhile hav- 
ing found time for lectures in Paris and 
extensive travel. These activities helped 
develop his natural talent and broaden the 
kindly philosopher that we all love. The 
good wishes and cordial interest of the 
Alumni will continue with Dr. Wellington 
for years to come. 

C. A. Peters, '97. 


Honor Founders Brooks and Campbell 


There is still time to enroll your son, 
or some one else's son, in the M. A. C. 
Boys' Camp to be conducted by the 
College during July. Write for infor- 
mation to the Field Secretary. 


On May 12 there occurred at Amherst a 
unique occasion, namely the celebration of 
the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of 
Phi Sigma Kappa National at M. A. C. 
This fraternity has now thirty-six chapters 
and over 7000 members, and owns approxi- 
mately $350,000 worth of property. It is 
the only national fraternity to be founded 
in either college and one of three to be 
founded in Massachusetts. 

Exercises were held in the afternoon in 
Memorial Hall, Dr. Walter H. Conley of 
New York presiding. President Butterfield 
extended to the Phi Sigma Kappa men and 
their friends felicitations from the college. 
He was followed by Professor Waugh, Kap- 
pa Sigma, who extended felicitations from 
the other Greek letter fraternities. The 
anniversary address was presented by Peter 
M. Harwood, '75, of Boston and was warmly 
received. An undergraduate quartet fur- 
nished music. The assembly then adjourned 
to North College, in which the fraternity 
was actually founded, and a mural tablet 
in bronze, limestone and granite was there 
unveiled by Dr. Joseph E. Root, '76, of Hart- 
ford. This tablet represents the gifts of 
1500 Phi Sigma Kappa men. The flag was 
drawn aside by the two boys of Ralph J. 
Watts, '07, who was chairman of the pil- 
grimage committee. 

About 150 Phi Sigma Kappa men and 
their wives attended a dinner in Draper 
Hall in the evening. Frank Prentice Rand 
acted as toastmaster. A roll call by chap- 
ters indicated nineteen different colleges 
represented at the dinner. The first re- 
sponse was by Mr. Harwood, who spoke of 
the Founders. He was followed by Dr. 
David E. Baker, '78, of Newtonville. At 
this point the two surviving founders of the 
fraternity, Dr. William Penn Brooks of Am- 
herst, for years director of the Experiment 
Station, and Frederick G. Campbell of Bos- 
ton, were presented with loving cups by 
William A. Mclntyre of Philadelphia, chan- 
cellor of the Supreme Court. Both men re- 
sponded. The other founders, no longer liv- 
ing, were Jabez W. Clay, Xenos Y. Clark, 
Joseph Franklin Barrett and Henry Hague, 
all of '75. Other speakers were Dr. Arthur 
G. Root of Albany, Arnold C. Otto of Mil- 
waukee, Walter J. Waldau of Brown Univer- 
sity, and Dr. Root of Hartford. Altogether 
the occasion was both impressive and mem- 
orable in the annals of Aggie. 

Frank Prentice Rand. 

Interest attaches to the fact that Mr. 
Watts '07 is at present national secretary 
of Phi Sigma Kappa, Dr. Root, '76, and Pro- 
fessor Rand of the English department 
members of the Supreme Court, and the 
latter also editor of the quarterly magazine, 
The Signet. 


New Features Prove Attractive 


The Alumni Directory will be is- 
sued in time for Commencement and 
copies will be on sale at the registra- 
tion table in Room 4, Memorial Hall. 
The regular price is $2.00 a copy but 
members of the Association whose 
dues are paid may secure one copy 
for $1.00. Plans originally called for 
the College and the Association to 
share equally in the cost of the print- 
ing but authorities at the State House 
turned down the project. Accordingly 
it has been necessary to reconsider 
the plan to mail copies free to mem- 
bers of the Association. 


In spite of dropping the interscholastic 
track meet from the program and deciding 
not to issue posters as has been done reg- 
ularly the past few years, the registration 
for the fourteenth annual high school day 
was 757, but 20 lower than last year's rec- 
ord-breaking attendance. About 450 boys 
and 200 girls representing 101 schools en- 
joyed the hospitality of the college. Teach- 
ers, principals, and school superintendents 
numbered around 50. 

The largest school groups were: 
Amherst 123 

South Hadley 36 

Belchertown 34 

West Roxbury 34 

Bernardston 31 

Winchendon 29 

Conway 27 

Athol 24 

Newburvport 22 

Brimfield 20 

The main feature of the day, replacing 
the track meet, was an organized inspection 
of the campus in the morning and immedi- 
ately following dinner. Student guides 
were secured and given instructions pre- 
vious to High School Day. Four distinct 
tours were arranged from which the visitors 
could choose according to their interest. 
Following these trips the entrance require- 
ments were explained to them by Professor 
Hasbrouck, Registrar. This also was a new 

The program commenced with interschol- 
astic stock and poultry judging at 9-00 A. 
M. Seven schools were entered in each con- 
test. This is the first year that poultry 
judging has been included in the program. 

In place of the cavalry gymkana and mili- 
tary review the military department staged 
a horseshow late in the morning in their 
newly built riding grounds. Following this 
a complimentary dinner was furnished by 
the college. 

In the afternoon the visitors attended the 
varsity baseball game with Williams. The 
evening program included an address by 
President Butterfield, award of prizes for 
the judging contest, presentation of a prize 
one act play written by a student, a musical 
club concert, and fraternity receptions. A 
special supper meeting was held for teach- 
ers and town representatives. 


'06 — S. S. Rogers has left the University 
of California to become associated with the 
State (Calif.) Department of Agriculture in 
the Department of Standardization. 

'11 — Herman A. Pauly is now in landscape 
work in Alabama. 

'13 — Benjamin W. Ellis, county Agent 
Leader in Connecticut has been selected to 
succeed H. J. Baker '11 whose resignation 
as Director of the Extension Service at the 
Connecticut Agricultural College was an- 
nounced last month. Mr. Ellis has been 
with the Connecticut Extension Service for 
six years and previously had engaged in 
county agent work. 

'14— -Stanley B. Freeborn has been grant- 
ed leave of absence from the University of 
California for a year and plans to spend 
a part of this time at M. A. C. 

'14 — Hoyt D. Lucas is Ice Cream Inspec- 
tor with the Department of Health, Birm- 
ingham, Alabama. 

'22 — George L. Baker is an assistant 
chemist in the Delaware Experiment Sta- 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, May 24, 1923 



Theodore Reumann, secretary of this club 
says "The Roister Doister play in Stamford 
last Saturday was a huge success. The 
Stamford Advocate, our daily paper, gave 
us unstinted praise, and the college received 
much favorable publicity. F. A. Bartlett 
entertained eight of the boys at a dinner at 
the Suburban Club, Saturday night. This 
was a little informal "Aggie" meeting for 
the players before the show. 

The following Aggie graduates were pres- 

G. A. Drew '97 C. D. Blanehard '19 

H. L. Barnes '05 K. C. Coombs '21 

F. A. Bartlett '05 J. W. Holloway '20 

H. B. Reed '08 D. A. Hurd '20 

H. A. Noyes '12 J. C. Maples '20 

J. C. Campbell sp. '15 A. W. Meserve '20 

A. E. Hendry '16 Miss Susan A. Smith '20 

T. H. Reumann '18 C. P. Graves '20 
H. J. Bainton '22 


Not to be outdone by the long-haired 
artists who go to Greenwich Village for 
color, the short-salaried Washington M. A. 
C. Alumni Club members are going to hold 
a series of open-air reunions in order to 
have the proper atmosphere and setting. 

The details of these rural outings are be- 
ing worked out by Dr. E. A. Back, Presi- 
dent of the Club and originator of the plan. 
These outings will be attended by the wives 
and ruralities of members. 

The last regular meeting was held at The 
New Ebbitt on April 5. The following 
members attended: C. A. Bowman '81, E. 
R. Flint '87, C. M. Walker '99, J. C. Folsom 
'10, S. W. Mendum '10, C. H. Brewer '13, 
F. J. Binks '18, V. A. Dickinson '19, W. B. 
Stiles '20. 


The class of 1903 plans to reune at Com- 
mencement. Class headquarters will be in 
Clark Hall. 


'06 — It has been reported that D. H. 
Carey was recently married. 

'18—0. G. Pratt to Merah Shium of Lynn, 
March 3, 1923. 

'21 — Harold A. Haskins to Hazel Augusta 
Reed of North Amherst, April 21, 1923. 

'22 — Raymond S. Blanehard to Louise 
Leonard of Brattleboro, Vt., April 21, 1923. 


'14 — A son, Richard Lee, to Alfred L. and 
Laura Sabin Tower, May 14, 1923. 

'20 — A son, Stewart Kendall, to Mr. and 
Mrs. E. Erskine Harvey, March 27, 1923. 

'20 — A son, Brooks Rockefeller, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Brooks F. Jakeman, March 20, 

'20 — A daughter, Alice, to Henry E. and 
Almira Palmer Lyons, April 27, 1923. 



Strenuous efforts are being made to get 
every member of the class back and to land 
the Commencement cup. A class dinner for 
members and their families will be held on 
Sunday, June 10th at 1-30 P. M. in the 
east wing of Draper Hall. In an endeavor 
to have wives and families attend with the 
men special emphasis is being laid on a pro- 
gram for the ladies, including a luncheon, 
bridge party, and baby show. Class head- 
quarters will be in Room 8, Memorial Hall. 


Important items of business acted upon at 
the April and May meetings of the Execu- 
tive Committee are as follows: 

1. It was voted to print the Alumni Direc- 
tory and in order to meet the expenses to 
sell copies at $2.00 apiece. Members of the 
association may secure copies at $1.00. 

3. The appointment of John E. Wilder '82, 
Dr. Joel E. Goldthwait '85, Fred D. Griggs 
'13, and Murray D. Lincoln '14 to serve on 
the Endowment Committee with Prof. C. S. 
Plumb '82, chairman, were confirmed. 

4. Prof. A. V. Osmun '03 was appointed 
auditor for the year 1922-23. 

5. Dr. Frederick Tuckerman '78 was ap- 
pointed to arrange for the safe deposit of 
valuable alumni records now held in the li- 

6. The monthly budget report for May 
showed receipts of $2235.32, expenditures of 
$1861.41, cash on hand $373.91, and probable 
further expenditures of $938.59 which might 
be reduced to about $600.00. 


'09 — M. T. Smulyan, Specialist in Gypsy 
Moth and Brown-tail Moth Investigations, 
Bureau of Entomology, U. S. Department 
of Agriculture, reports results of important 
research in Bulletin No. 1142, on "The Bar- 
rier Factors in Gypsy Moth Tree-banding 
Material." Mr. Smulyan is now located at 
the departmental laboratories at Melrose 
Highlands, Mass. 

'10— Bulletin 1144 of the U. S. Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, on "Cost of Milk Pro- 
duction on Forty-eight Wisconsin Farms," 
is written by S. W. Mendon, Junior Econ- 
omist in the Bureau of Agricultural Econ- 
omics of the National Department of Agri- 

'12 — Henry B. Hall makes a contribution 
to the science of marketing in bulletin 192 
of the Rhode Island Experiment Station, 
published under the title: "Preliminary 
Study of the Methods and Means of Hand- 
ling Fresh Produce "in Rhode Island." 

'14 — S. B. Freeborn is joint author witli 
J. R. Beach of the California Agricultural 
Experiment Station Circular 251, "Common 
Diseases and Parasites of Poultry in Cali- 

'18 — F. A. Carlson is author of Memoir 
61 from the Cornell University Agricultural 
Experiment Station, "Some Relations of 
Organic Matter in Soils." Mr. Carlson is 
now a member of the Department of Soil 
Technology, University of California. 

'21 — R. L. Starkey is joint author with 
Professor Waksman of an article on "Car- 
bon Assimilation and Respiration of Auto- 
trophic Bacteria" appearing in the Proceed- 
ings for the Society of Experimental Biol- 
ogy and Medicine for 1922. 

Professor H. P. Cooper, formerly of the 
Department of Agronomy, M. A. C. now 
at Cornell University, describes a part of 
his plant breeding research work in the 
Journal of the American Society of Agron- 
omy, Vol. 15, No. 1, January,' 1923, "The 
Inheritance of the Spring and Winter Grow- 
ing Habit in Crosses between Typical Spring 
and Typical Winter Wheats, and the Re- 
sponse of Wheat Plants to Artificial Light." 

Professor F. W. Morse of the Experiment 
Station published an article on "Relations 
between Calcium Carbonate, Certain Ferti- 
lizer Chemicals and the Soil Solution" in the 
February number of Soil Science. This rep- 
resents the results of research work carried 
on by Professor Morse at the Experiment 

Prof. F. A. Waugh is author of an article 
"An Oasis Called Hurricane" in the Country 
Gentleman, May, 1923. 

The Commencement program is 
based on Massachusetts Daylight Sav- 
ing Time. 


The Academics Conspicuous Service Tro- 
phy was awarded to Thomas L. Snow, '23 
for the excellent manner in which he had 
performed his duties as manager of the 
musical clubs and specifically for arranging 
joint concerts with the Framingham and 
Worcester Normal Schools and Mt. Holyoke 

Besides the above, cash prizes for the best 
one act play and the Burnham Declamation 
contest, and four gold and seven silver med- 
als for participation in academic activities 
were conferred at the spring insignia chapel. 
Six hockey, three basketball, and two track 
letters and sweaters were awarded at the 
same time. 

Six seniors, three juniors, and three mem- 
bers of the faculty were elected recently to 
Phi Kappa Phi. The faculty members are 
Dr. J. B. Lentz, Prof. Frank P. Rand, and 
Director John D. Willard. 

The Roister Doister Dramatic Association 
presented the Prom Show in Boston on April 
21st. A dress rehearsal in the afternoon 
was given for charity purposes. The even- 
ing performance was largely attended by 
alumni. This play was also presented in 
Stamford, Connecticut. 

M. A. C. DEBATES M. A. C. 
The Michigan Agricultural College de- 
feated the "Mass. Aggie" team in a debate 
on April 19. Michigan defended the nega- 
tive side of the question "Resolved that 
labor disputes in public utilities should be 
settled by compulsory arbitration, constitu- 
tionality waived." 

M. A. C. 6 Wesleyan 19 

M. A. C. 3 Syracuse 10 

M. A. C. 7 Harvard 13 

M. A. C. 5 Dartmouth 17 

M. A. C. 5 Williams 12 

M. A. C. ... Worcester P. I. rain 
M. A. C. 6 Colby 10 

M. A. C. Amherst 5 


M. A. C. 62 Norwich 55 

M. A. C. 58 Conn. A. C. 68 

Contrary to custom in recent years, M. A. 

C. scored more points than their opponents 

in the field events in the Connecticut meet, 

and lost in the track events. 

M. A. C. secured 8 points and 8th place at 
the Eastern Intercollegiate track and field 
meet at Springfield. 

'19 — Willard K. French has resigned 
from the staff at M. A. C. to take a posi- 
tion as teacher of horticulture in the Wor- 
cester North High School. 

'19— Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Devol of Paw- 
tucket have announced the engagement of 
their daughter, Ada Louise, to Robert L. 


This is a time of elections. Adelphia and 
Senate, senior class officers, and Christian 
Association elections have taken place as 
well as those mentioned above. Professoi 
Frank P. Rand was elected a faculty mem- 
ber of Adelphia. 

Alumni and student representatives of the 
fraternities held a meeting to discuss the 
social program of the fraternities. 

Interfraternity baseball has started. 

Alpha Gamma Rho won the interfratern- 
ity track meet on April 21st. 

The Freshman class has once again re- 
vived the custom of tendering a banquet to 
the Juniors — the poor "broke" Juniors. 
They have to eat some way. 

It's all over but the finals. 

'20 — Susan A. Smith is engaged in labor- 
atory work in clinical pathology at White 
Plains, N. Y. " 

'20 — Warren M. Dewing is selling dye 
stuffs for the Grasselli Chemical Company 
through New England territory. 

'20 — Earle D. Lothrop is now working 
for the New England Insurance Associa- 
tion at Lawrence. 






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